Cruz-Uribe, Lillian Mae (Hasseler)
Lillian Mae (Hasseler) Cruz-Uribe, 86, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, after a long illness. She was born July 11, 1927, in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to the late William and Ruth (Danielson) Hasseler. Lillian married Antonio Cruz-Uribe on December 26, 1946, and they were married for 39 years.
She worked for Brown County Social Services Department for 13 years before retiring in 1991. Lillian worked for many years with the St. Patrick Parish Women's Club, played bridge for 40 years, enjoyed traveling, reading mysteries, had a ham radio license (W9MMO), could speak Spanish and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was also a superb cook; specializing in various Mexican dishes all the way to making her famous "Cruz-Uribe" bars. You could always find her in the kitchen whipping up one of her specialties and never using a recipe.
Lillian is survived by her six children and their spouses; Tony (Ellen) Cruz-Uribe, Independence, OR; Linda Cruz-Uribe, Chicago, IL; Federico (Alden) Cruz-Uribe, Tacoma, WA; Benjamin (Barbara) Cruz-Uribe, Wrightstown, WI; Eugenio (Kathy) Cruz-Uribe, Richmond, IN; and David (Gabrielle) Cruz-Uribe, West Hartford, CT; 12 grandchildren; Robert, Lara, Octavio, Justin, Alicia, Cristina, Steven, Mariana, Teya, Nicolas, Antonio and Francisco; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Rosalie Coel; her brothers, William, Herman and Daniel (Sally) Hasseler; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio in 1985; one daughter, Lucia; three sisters-in-law; Kay, Pat and Donna Hasseler; and one brother-in-law, Milton "Bud" Coel.
Friends and family may visit at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Dr., Allouez, WI from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the church with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund in Lillian's name at Notre Dame Academy to assist students who want to study the Spanish Language.
Lillian's family would like to extend a special thank you to Woodside Nursing Home Staff. Thank you to all the staff that made her time there comfortable. Your care helped her in her final time.
Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay, WI 54303
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 22 to Apr. 27, 2014