WEST ALLIS

Phyllis E. "Aunt Pidy" Tassell

March 27, 1921 - Nov. 18, 2005

Phyllis E. "Aunt Pidy" (nee Poppie) Tassell of West Allis was born March 27, 1921 in Moline, Ill. She was the daughter of Edward and Bessie (nee Bell) Poppie. She was married to Rialto Tassell in 1966.

She is survived by her sister, Wilma Connelly of Woodruff; her stepson Ted (Alice) Tassell of North Carolina; her cousin Carol Hanson of Albany, Ill.; and nieces and nephews Beverley Gilbertson Hahn of Oshkosh, Richard Poppie of Mayville, Florine (Tom) Schreibel of Pewaukee, Ted (Rita) Connelly of Peoria, Ill., Jean (Joe) Long of Arbor Vitae, Joe Connelly of Colorado, Joan (Rodger) Holden of Sussex, Jan (Neil) Swanson of Dousman, Sue (Dick) Nettesheim of Waukesha and Mary (Bill) Ankomeus of North Prairie. Phyllis also is survived by 44 great-nieces and -nephews, 72 great-great-nieces and -nephews, and seven great-great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rialto, brother Norris (Genevive) Poppie, sister Gladys (James) Scarce and brother-in-law Ted Connelly. She was further preceded in death by her nephews Donald, Keith and Paul Poppie and a great-niece, Tracey Holden.

She was a loving daughter, wife, sister and aunt. She will be greatly missed. Private interment was held Friday, Nov. 18, with interment at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7439 Brown St., Oconomowoc, 53066.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Waukesha is serving the family. For more information, call 542-6609 or go to www.waukeshafuneralhome.com.