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Phyllis Mae Burish

January 13, 1927 March 15, 2020
Phyllis Mae Burish
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Phyllis M. Burish, 93, of the Town of Lafayette in Chippewa Falls, WI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15th, 2020, at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home, with family at her side.

Phyllis was born on January 13th, 1927, to Andrew and Josephine (Mahal) Schuebel, in Boyd, WI; their only daughter among her four brothers.

She was baptized, received Holy Communion and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Boyd.
She graduated from Boyd High School and attended Eau Claire State Teachers College. She later attended Radio-TV Institute, received her Radio Operators License and accepted a position at the Dayton Ohio Airport in Dayton, OH. After 2-½ years, she returned to her hometown.

On June 29th, 1948, she married Robert J. Burish in Boyd, WI, and together they raised their family of 10 – 5 boys and 5 girls. Bob & Phyllis farmed for 45 years in Cadott and upon retirement, moved to the Lake
Wissota area.

Phyllis is loved and will be greatly missed by her children.
Alan (Faye Schumacher), Bruce (Kelley Hager), Patrick (Kim), Cheri Burish and Joanne "Scooby" (Jerome) Chapek - all of Cadott; Lynn (Daniel) Wundrow of Jim Falls; Larry (Marilyn) Burish and Joyce Greye - both of Chippewa Falls.
Phyllis is also survived by her 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, sister in-law Lorraine Schuebel, godsons Blake and Timothy Schuebel, and also by many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 53 years, 2 daughters Tammy Franz and Patricia (in infancy), son Richard Burish, son-in-law Marty Greye, and brothers Harold, Donald, Robert and James Schuebel.

Phyllis was a devoted Catholic and a long-time member of St. Bernadette's Circle of St. Rose of Lima Parish, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Cadott.

Phyllis was very proud of her grandchildren, filling her home with countless photos and mementos through the years. She passed on to them her quick wit, sense of humor, strong work ethic, and meticulous approach to all she did. Phyllis was known for being an excellent cook (she even made chicken necks taste good!); she loved big family get-togethers and very much enjoyed any time company stopped by just to visit.

The family would like to express thanks and appreciation to their Aunt Lorraine for the wonderful care she gave to Phyllis.

A private funeral mass and burial will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2020. At a later date, extended family, friends, and others whose lives were touched by Phyllis will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life in her honor.

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Cemetery Details


St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

St Rose Cemetery
Cadott, WI 54727

St Rose Cemetery Cadott 54727 WI
United States

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