Esperanza DeLeon, 72, passed away at Lincoln Park Nursing Home on Friday, December 22, 2023.  Esperanza was born in Wisconsin, August 29, 1951, the daughter of Demencio and Bernarda (Nee: Moya) DeLeon.  Esperanza was a very loving and giving person and open to all.  She loved to build puzzles, play bingo and sing and dance. Esperanza will be deeply missed by her children Esmerlda DeLeon and Crystal DeLeon, grandchildren Alexandra, Amber, Tony, James, Victoria, Jordan and Ariel along with 9 great-grandchildren.  She will also be missed by her sisters Teresa, Ernestine, Herlinda and Ermina and brother Oscar, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Esperanza was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Mary and Ramona and brothers Rudy, John and Gavino.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. in Strouf Funeral Home, 1001 High Street.  The family will receive guests in the funeral home on Friday, January 5, 2024from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.