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"Lucille requested no flowers", preferred memorials be made to local cancer society's to help those fighting to survive cancer.


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“My deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. She was an exceptional lady and always knew me to say hello, even after many years. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Judie Stanek Bull - Englewood, FL

“Mary, my deepest condolences to you. Your Mom always had a smile and was so very pleasant. I know how much you will miss her. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Schneider - Hillsboro, WI

“Lucille was a beautiful, busy woman to know and talk to. She will always be remembered as a person that would do anything for anybody at any time. ...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Mike Frye - Kendall, WI

“Mary, Lucille was a wonderful strong person and so happy to have you as a daughter. An inspiration to us all. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Corrina Mott - Richland Center, WI

“Mary, my deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother. She was my confirmation sponsor. I picked someone with the perfect balance of honest and ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Watson - Hillsboro, WI

“Aunt Lucille, I will always remember your smiling and welcoming face when we saw each other. Your graciousness was always a welcome home. Prayers...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Stanek - DeForest, WI - niece

“Mary, I did not know your mother but know what a good daughter you were to your mother. Being there faithfully for her is a a great gift of love....Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jeannine Fournier - Loganville, WI

“I have such great memories of growing up with Mary, and being on the farm with Lucille and Eddie, Lucille used to laugh with me as i tried to do farm...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jan Hooker - Hillsboro, WI

“My Sincere Sympathy on the passing of Lucille. She was a dear friend to my parents, Ray & Louise Fronk. I remember as a child, growing up visiting...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Fronk - Tomah, WI

“Al has fond memories of Aunt Lucille, Uncle Eddie and cousin Mary, especially when he stayed at their home. My first memory of Aunt Lucille is when...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Lori Stanek - Hillsboro, WI

“I went to visit with Lucille several months ago on a rainy Sunday afternoon. There was a welcoming fire in the stove and she and Mary were having...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Marjorie Peasall - LaFarge, WI

“Mrs. Stanek was not only the mother of my friend Mary, but she was also my friend. The first time I met her was when she and Mary picked me up from...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Vickie Kerr - Novi, MI

“Lucille was like an aunt to me I loved her chocolate cherry cake. She will always have a special place in my heart. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Mary McCumber McFadden - SC

Lucille M. Stanek, age 86, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Richland Center after a 13 year long battle with cancer. Lucille was born on October 17, 1926 at home in Greenwood Township, Vernon County the daughter of Charles Sr. and Frances (Shema) Verbsky. On September 26, 1951 she married Edward W. Stanek at St. John's Catholic Church in Dilly, Wisconsin.

Lucille was a country gal at heart, believed in being a good neighbor, and loved and enjoyed nature. She was a long-time member of the Yuba-Hillsboro Czech Singers, and was listed as a Czech interpreter through the State of Wisconsin. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro, St. Ann's Altar Society, Catholic Foresters, Samo Lodge 32, and Cesky Den.
Lucille grew up on a farm during hard times in the 1930s and because of it, she knew the value of saving and conservatism. She attended Hillsboro High School during WWII, walking 2 miles every day just to meet the bus so she could go to school. She loved playing the coronet and truly enjoyed old time Czech polka dances with her beloved partner, Eddie, making many rounds about the dance floors of Yuba and Hillsboro.
Lucille worked hard next to Eddie on the farm, driving tractor in the fields, baling hay, cutting wood for winter and milking cows, and truly enjoyed doing so. She raised a huge garden every year, and supplied neighbors and friends with ground horseradish each spring and fall. Lucille always took pride in keeping her large lawn mowed. She had many hobbies from sewing, knitting and crocheting (selling many afghans) to refinishing furniture, chair caning, woodworking, preserving her garden produce, baking kolaches and rholiki, and picking out and selling hickory nut meats (as many as 88 pounds one year). She was also a blood donor. Lucille was always busy and enjoyed her life, church, family and friends until cancer took over in March. Her sly wit, grin, memories of long ago, and wisdom regarding any issue will be sorely missed by family, neighbors, friends, and especially by her "cookie-eating" hunting gang.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary K. Housner of Richland Center; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Verbsky of Elroy, WI; a brother-in-law, Donald (Lorraine) Stanek of Punta Gorda, Florida; sister-in-laws, Norma and Berniece Stanek both of Hillsboro; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother Charles Verbsky Jr., nieces Joanne Stanek Duitsman and Susan Stanek Prats, nephews Francis Stanek and Steven Verbsky, and a great nephew Jesse Stanek.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro with Fr. Don Bauer officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and also on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. Burial will be held in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro. "Lucille requested no flowers", preferred memorials be made to local cancer society's to help those fighting to survive cancer. Memorials may be given to: walk with G.R.A.C.E. P.O. Box 213, Richland Center, WI 53581; Scenic Hills H.O.P.E., P.O Box 274, Hillsboro, WI 54634; or a charity of your choice. The Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center is assisting the family with arrangements. On line condolences can be made at