Ilamae Buckoski(1932 - 2014)

Buckoski, Ilamae K.

Ilamae K. Buckoski, age 81, of Ashwaubenon and De Pere, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014. She was born on September 17, 1932 to the late John and Emma (Viergutz) Kroll in the Town of Herman, Shawano County. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1950. Ilamae married Eugene Buckoski on October 27, 1951 in Leopolis, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1995.

Ilamae was employed at West Side Clinic as an assistant administrator for 30 years and retired in 1995. She was a charter member of WI Clinic Personnel Management Association and was the chairperson in 1981 and 1987. Ilamae was also a member of Management Women from 1989 through 1995 and served as secretary 1991-1992. She was a founding member and faithful leader for Pilgrim Lutheran Church for over 50 years where she enjoyed bible study, volunteering and the Lunch Bunch. Ilamae was an avid Packer fan and attended the Ice Bowl and two Super Bowls. She liked to watch baseball and softball in Wisconsin and Florida and was an Ashwaubenon Jaguar fan. Attending Country USA and traveling 46 states and Europe were special times for Ilamae. She enjoyed music, especially Vince Gill and was an avid reader. Ilamae volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital and the Ashwaubenon and Green Bay elementary schools.

Ilamae loved her immediate and extended family and valued time spent together. She also cherished her many friends and was especially gifted at staying connected.

Surviving are her three daughters, Kathy (Leo) Nikowitz of Green Bay, Becky (Jim) Frisch of Antigo, Julie Button of Green Bay; grandchildren, Tom (Mandy) Nikowitz of Stevens Point, Andrea Frisch (Ryan Nell) of LaCrosse, Molly Frisch of Stevens Point, Kate Button of Oshkosh, Luke Button of Lafayette, Indiana; a brother, Robert Kroll of Neenah and a brother and sister-in-law, Lee (Rogene) Buckoski of Menasha. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings and in-laws, Maurice (Hazel) Kroll, Lorian (Mike) Wichmann, Harold Weede, Donald (Sally) Kroll, Elaine Kroll, Hazel (Clifford) Flanagan and other family members.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 4:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday, February 8 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1731 St. Agnes Drive, from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 10:00 am with Rev. Scott Malme officiating. Entombment will be at Fort Howard Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

A memorial fund has been established in Ilamae's name.

Thank you for the kind and compassionate care given by the staff of Grancare Nursing Center, St. Mary's Hospital and Prevea Clinic.


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2014