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Lucille Mary Makurat-Buschke

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Lucille Mary Makurat-Buschke Obituary
Makurat-Buschke, Lucille M.

Lucille Mary Makurat-Buschke (nee Nowakowski), age 91, a resident of Preston Place in Redgranite, formerly of rural Pine River and Westfield, passed away Monday evening, July 21, 2014 at the Berlin Memorial Hospital. Lucille was born July 30, 1922 in Berlin, a daughter of Roman and Vaniline (Schry) Nowakowski. She was raised and educated in the Berlin area.

Lucille married Cilfford R. Makurat September 4, 1943 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Berlin. Clifford preceded Lucille in death October 17, 1972 after 29 years of marriage. She married Elwood Buschke on August 26, 1996 at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Redgranite. Elwood died July 5, 2011.

Lucille and Clifford farmed in the Town of Warren. Lucille had also been employed as a lens maker at Realist Corp. in Berlin. Following her retirement she worked as a cook at the Pickett Community Center for a number of years.

After she married Elwood, she divided her time between Westfield and the Pine River area.

Lucille was a faithful, active member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Redgranite. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, and being a member of the Woodpecker's Club in Mercer. In her younger years, she enjoyed dances at the Golden Nugget in Pine River. The Nugget had an original wooden floor that was nailed in place. Nails would become loose and stick up on the floor. Lucille kept a hammer to pound the nails back in place. She enjoyed keeping the floor safe for dancers for many years. MOST of all, Lucille loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Following Elwood's death she became a resident of Preston Place in Redgranite.

Survivors include her son, Ralph J. Makurat, on the home farm, rural Pine River, 2 grandchildren, Scott (Ashley) Makurat of Pine River, and Kay (Jay) Williams of rural Berlin, and 4 great-grandchildren, Carter and Riley Makurat and Lane and Mallary Williams, and a step-daughter, Idella (Vernon) Endthoff. Lucille is also survived by nephews, Leonard (Julie Joseph) Nowakowski and Romie (Brenda) Nowakowski, and a niece, Sue (Bob) La Buda, all of Berlin, other relatives, and very dear friends, and her friends and caregivers at Preston Place.

In addition to her husbands, Clifford and Elwood, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Makurat, her granddaughter, Mandy, who died in infancy, her brother, Louie Nowakowski, her sister, Victoria Allender, a niece, Louise Nowakowski and special friend Fred Gilligan.

FUNERAL SERVICES for Lucille will be held today, FRIDAY EVENING, July 25th. at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Redgranite, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 7:00 P.M. Father William Hower and Deacon Robert Precourt will be the Presiders. Following Cremation, Lucille will be laid to rest beside her husband Clifford on the family plot in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Berlin.

VISITATION: Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. today, Friday Evening Only prior to the time of the Mass at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Redgranite.

Memorials will be appreciated in Lucille's memory. The Ruminski Funeral Home of Redgranite is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from July 23 to July 25, 2014
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