Elaine M. Lustig

Feb. 12, 1928 – June 16, 2012


Elaine M. Lustig (nee Banczak), born Feb. 12, 1928, went to her reward Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the age of 84.

Just four short months ago, Elaine lost her beloved husband of 36 years, Richard R. Lustig. She also was preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses, Richard (Marj) Banczak, Mildred (Frank) Kroll and James Banczak.

She is survived by her stepchildren, Susan (Steven) Podjaski, Mary Ellen (Patrick) Canham, Joseph Lustig, Andrew (Linda) Lustig and Nancy (Christopher) Serafin. Elaine is further survived by her sisters, Frances Shafel and Carol Turner; her brothers-in-law, Michael (Kathy), Thomas (Peggy) and William (Barbara) Lustig; as well as her step-grandchildren, Sarah (Gilles) Fouquart, Sandra (Nicholas) Scocozzo, Shelly (Trevor II) Waltho and Elizabeth Lustig; also many nieces and nephews and their children from the Banczak, Shafel, Kroll, Turner and Lustig families.

Elaine spent 30 years in service to the Lord as Sister Chabanel with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, teaching schoolchildren of many ages throughout those years in places like Hawaii and Arizona, as well as in Wisconsin. She began her married life in July 1975, and spent 40 years in total as a teacher before retiring in 1985. She and Richard then became snowbirds, dividing their time between Nalcrest, Fla., and Forest Lake. She enjoyed traveling, needlework, bowling, golfing and square dancing and adored country and polka music.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, on Friday, June 29, from 4 p.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 6 p.m.
Hartson Funeral Home, 11111 W. Janesville Road, Hales Corners, is serving the family. For details, call 414-425-9797 or visit the Web at www.hartsonfuneralhome.com.