Phyllis L. Vick

Jan. 7, 1924 - March 18, 2009

Phyllis L. Vick of Waukesha died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 85.

Phyllis was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Manawa, the daughter of Otto and Ruth (Kapitzke) Bushke. She graduated from Manawa High School and then married Fred Vick on Aug. 30, 1952. Phyllis graduated from beauty school in Milwaukee and immediately started her career as a longtime Waukesha hairdresser. She worked for McCoys Department Store and Suzies Beauty Shop until she started her own business along with Donna Zinnecker and Mary Burton. They operated the Vanity Box from 1975 until they semi-retired in May 1980. Phyllis continued to work part time for Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home until May 2000. She was an active member of St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ruth Circle.

Phyllis will be deeply missed by her son, Thomas (Karen) Vick of Snellville, Ga.; her stepdaughter, Susan (Merwyn) Fink; grandchildren, Todd (Meg) of Gainesville, Ga., Kristen of Atlanta and Craig; great-granddaughter, Lauren; and nephews, Richard (Joanie) Russert, Mark (Erna) Russert and John Russert. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred; her sister, Evelyn; and her brothers, Earl and Norbert.

A funeral service for Phyllis will be held at 3:30 p.m. today, March 23 at St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. James Holmberg will officiate. A visitation will be held today from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at Pinelawn Cemetery in Milwaukee (meet in front of the cemetery office).

Memorials in Phyllis name may be directed to the church.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-planning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.