Lucille "Lu"-Teisler-Obituary

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Lucille "Lu" E. Teisler

Sycamore, Illinois

Nov 16, 1926 – Jan 17, 2020 (Age 93)


November 16, 1926
January 17, 2020
Sycamore, Illinois


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Butala Funeral Home & Crematory - Sycamore Obituary

Lucille “Lu” Evelyn Teisler, age 93, died at Lincolnshire Place in Sycamore, Illinois, on January 17, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born November 16, 1926 in Corbin, Kentucky to Ada (Foley) Browning and Julian Browning, she spent her early years in Kentucky. In the “Windy City” she married Theodore “Ted” Teisler in 1950. The couple settled in LaGrange Park, Illinois where they lived almost continuously for 56 years, spending several years in a high-rise apartment overlooking the Wrigley Building. 
She is survived by her daughters Julia Fauci (Dominick) of DeKalb, Illinois, Pamela Rice (Alan) of New York city; and a grandson, Marcel Fauci, Champaign, Illinois. She was proceeded in death by her parents, brother, Clive Browning, and her husband.
She kept a home for her family and numerous pets, eventually completing a degree in childhood development from National Lewis University in her late fifties. Before that, she worked as an associate at the LaGrange Public Library and as a receptionist at the British Home, Brookfield, Illinois. She was a great storyteller and conversationalist, authoring clever short stories featuring her childhood in Kentucky and her job selling intimate apparel at Saks Fifth Avenue. One story recounted her experience as a contestant in the Miss Cincinnati  beauty pageant. Active in the civil rights and peace movements, Lucille belonged to writing and book-reading clubs.
She passes to posterity an endless measure of grace, etiquette, and good taste.  She will be greatly missed by friends and loved-ones alike. A special “thank you” goes out to Heartland Hospice and everyone at Lincolnshire Place in Sycamore, Illinois, where Lu spent her remaining years. A lifelong Unitarian, Lucille donated her body to science. 
A Celebration of Life- Through the Books that she Loved.   At the DeKalb Public Library, Yusanas Meeting Room (lower level), 309 Oak Street, Dekalb, IL. 60115 on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 PM---  (Library closes at 6 :00 PM) 
Arrangements are pending at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore.
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Pam: Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Dear Pam and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom will always be with you in your heart. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Sending love and hugs,
Donna & Bernie

I was very sorry to hear the news this morning, Julia. I wish I'd met your mom, she had to have been a most wonderful person. My sincere condolences.


I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I lost my father several years ago, and it always feels like you have lost a part of your self. Your mother is now in a place without pain, after living a long life with one amazing daughter, Please be rest assured that she will be looking over you and guiding in a unique way if you are open to the opportunity. She will always be there for you if you open yourself to that. If she contributed to who you are today, she must...

Dear Pam and Family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. The tribute to your Mom is lovely.
You're in my thoughts. Take care. Love, Stacy

Dear Pamela, Alan, and Julia - My heartfelt condolences to you and family on the loss of your mother. I always heard wonderful things about her from Pam, and I regret I never met Lu. The obituary is really lovely. I hope your many happy memories will bring you comfort. I'm sorry that Lu had extended illness at the end, but at least there were many happy and healthy decades before it. Love, JT