Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lillian 'Lil' M. (Grzyb) Erick

Lillian “Lil” M. Erick, age 82, peacefully passed to eternal life surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Racine Hospice House.  Lil was born in Racine on December 27, 1931, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Ann (Nee:  Rutkowski) Grzyb.

Lil attended St. Stanislaus Grade School and graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1950.”  In 1950 she won the Miss Goodwill Pageant which later became known as  the Miss Racine Pageant.  Lil owned and operated LilyAnn’s Beauty Salon for many years, retiring in 1985.   After retiring from cosmetology, Lil obtained her real estate license and joined Prudential Realty. Lil was of the Christian Faith.  She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, gardening and water color painting.   Most of all, she treasured time spent with family.  She will be deeply missed.

Lil is survived by her children, Laura (Curt) Rude of Racine, Thomas (Heather) Stuebe of West Falls, NY, Daniel (Nancy) Stuebe of Scottsdale, AZ, Lynda (Craig) Hunter of Wadsworth, IL, Carol Stuebe (Kye Maves) of Racine; stepchildren, Karen (Nee: Erick) (Fred) Kreutz, Fred (Kate) Erick Jr.; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren with another to arrive next month; sister-in-law, Florence Grzyb of Racine; her dear friend, “the sister she never had,” LaVerne (Donnie) Hinderholtz; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Stuebe, Frederic Erick, Irv Scheel and Lee Wolff; brothers, Walter “Eddie” Grzyb and Stanley Grzyb.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Hospice House of Racine have been suggested.

A very special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane, Dr. Gerald Wisniewski and staffs for their compassion and excellent care,  giving Lil many extra years of quality life.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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