Lucille Ruth Vishnauski, 97, of East Tawas died peacefully on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian.
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Lucille was born in Milan Township, Rock Island County, Illinois to Charles N. and Martha E. (Brandow) Brussel. She married her husband, Joseph Vishnauski on Dec. 23, 1938 in Tawas City. Lucille spent her working life as a waitress, housekeeper, factory worker and most importantly, caregiver to her parents and several brothers and sisters.
She was favorite aunt to countless nieces and nephews and a second mother to her twin sister Evelyn's five children. She loved playing bingo (24 cards at a time), and pinochle or euchre with her stalwart partner, Evelyn.
Following her husband, Joseph's, death in May of 1992, she invited Evelyn to come live with her. The twins spent the next 21 years together (seven with Janet Brussel) often dressing alike and becoming affectionately known as the "pie ladies" for their prodigious baking skills and regular visits to the Tawas area nursing homes. Lucille and Evelyn were devout Christians and active members and supporters of the Wilber Methodist Church.
Lucille was the last of 12 Brussel children and in addition to her husband, Joseph, was preceded in death by seven sisters. Golda, Beatrice, Kathryn, Alma, Grace, Pearl and her twin, Evelyn; and four brothers, Roland, Andrew, Frank and George.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, June 27 at 1 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City with Pastor Brenda Klacking and Gary Mallon officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in Wilber Township Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to Wilber Methodist Church in Lucille's honor. Condolences to the family may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Buresh-Kobs Funeral Home Inc
416 Whittemore St Tawas City, MI 48763
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from June 26 to July 8, 2014