April 21, 1928 – April 6, 2014
Shirley Pallister of Dousman, formerly of Waukesha, died peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home at Compass Point in Dousman at the age of 85. She was born in Milwaukee on April 21, 1928, the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (nee Walker) Mayesky.
Shirley was a generous spirit who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was a valued employee for both R.P. Floor and Louis Allis. In her retirement, she enjoyed time in Florida and Door County. She had many hobbies and was always crafting and creating new treasures. She especially loved painting, carving and crocheting. When complications of an accident forced her to give up her beloved hobbies, she persevered and found ways to continue to be creative and vital.
She is lovingly survived by her children, Jill (Mike) Fitzgerald, Robin (Daniel) Olson and Randy (Sue) Pallister. She was the proud grandmother of Lisa (Robert) Lamb, Matthew (Jessica) Braeger and Daniel, Stephanie and Michael Pallister and great-grandmother of Zack and Blake Lamb and Simon and Levi Braeger. She is further survived by her sisters-inlaw Marian Dietrich and Charlotte Cronce, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; their infant son, Robert John; her cherished sister, Virginia Czarnecki; as well as her brothers-inlaw Charles Cronce, Walter Dietrich and Clarence Czarnecki.
The family gratefully acknowledges the outstanding care Shirley received from Dr. Gerald Berman and the staff of Three Pillars. Shirley had her angels and she was blessed to be under the care of Jodi Cigelski, RN, and service assistants Lindsay, Ashley, Jenn, Joan, Judy and Neu for their loving and compassionate care. Many others touched her life and we are thankful. We thank Seasons Hospice and Cheryl, and Pastor Terese for helping her on her journey.
The road was difficult but her grace and strength were amazing. In heaven, you will be pain free. We hope that the angel waiting for you has nice shoes, Gram. Rest in peace knowing that you were well loved.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, from 4:00PM until the time of the 7:00PM funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Chaplain Terese Leonhard will preside. Burial will take place on Thursday, April 10, at 11:00AM at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, 4775 S. 60th St., Greenfield, WI 53220.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated to benefit individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.