Bernice M. Lasecki
Green Bay - Bernice Mary (Matuszak) Lasecki, 92, a longtime Green Bay resident, passed into new life on Saturday, November 21, 2020. She was born August 3, 1928, to Casper and Theresa (Sigl) Matuszak. On September 17, 1949, she married Marvin Lasecki at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Isaar. For 35 years, she and Marvin owned and operated Packer City Softwater Company. She was an active member of St. Agnes Parish as a member of the funeral dinner committee, an usher, and the former treasurer for the Ladies' Society.
Survivors include her three children and two daughters-in-law, Bruce (Beth) Lasecki, Karen Mastey, Timothy Lasecki, Louise (Lowell) Hayward; three grandchildren, Angela (Ed) Zalig, Thomas (Angela) Lasecki, Brett Mastey; four great-grandchildren, Aiden Zalig, Farah Mastey, Archer Mastey, and Paige Zalig; a step-great-grandchild, Taylor Zalig; her sister, Arlene Ossmann; sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Pruce and Faye Lasecki; brother-in-law, Robert Pruse; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lasecki; a son, Melvin Larry Lasecki; a great-granddaughter, Amber Rose Mastey; her parents, Casper and Theresa Matuszak; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Michael and Anna Lasecki; three sisters, Margie Baitinger, Florence Marks, and Elaine Gilbert; three brothers, Gerald, Raymond, and Lyle Matuszak; sisters-in-law Rosemarie Lasecki and Lorraine Matuszak; and brothers-in-law, Stu Krull, Ralph Lasecki, Lambert Lasecki, Alan Lasecki and Bob Ossmann.
Bernice was generous in spirit and kind of heart. She was a hard worker. Bernice had an infectious laugh and a sharp wit, requiring all who knew her to be on their toes for her next clever comment.
She was also an avid reader, a master at Wheel of Fortune, a baker extraordinaire, and could knit and crochet like no other. Her patience knew no bounds when she attempted to teach her granddaughter to knit booties, a skill at which her granddaughter proved to be woefully inept, as her sad booties could attest. She also had an impressive artistic flair, creating beautiful drawings.
A devoted coupon-clipper, Bernice took pride in getting all the best deals, purchasing even those items which she neither needed nor perhaps wanted, so long as the price was right.
In her last days, Bernice rested and visited individually with each of her children and grandchildren, holding tightly to her rosary in her right hand. We are all grateful to have had the opportunity for this precious time with her to say our last words, and to simply stroke her hand.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thank you to Unity Hospice, as well as the staff at Brookview Meadows, with special recognition to Jaden, Tori, Carol, and Amber, who worked so compassionately with Bernice in her last hours. We would also like to thank Brookview Meadows for having allowed us this irreplaceable time to be with her. Bernice was like sunshine, and in these last moments with her, we were able to enjoy her warmth.
Visitation will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00a.m. Friday, November 27. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Due to concerns for Covid-19, all in attendance must wear a mask. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com
or cards may be sent to Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, WI 54303, to the attention of Bernice Lasecki's family and they will be forwarded on.