Lillie Z. Sanchez
March 27, 1933 — April 21, 2016
Lillie Z. Sanchez of Waukesha passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Angels-Grace Hospice at the age of 83. She was born in Pearsall, Texas, on March 27, 1933, the daughter of Alfredo and Jesusa (nee Ramos) Zertuche Sr. Lillie was a professional bowler, enjoyed flowers and gardening, doing crafts and watching the Brewers. She was an accomplished cook and baker and made many tortillas and tamales in her lifetime. Lillie especially loved being with her family and will always be remembered as a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great- grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She will be sadly missed by her children Gilda (Dane) Augustine of Texas, Diane (Juan) Hernandez of Waukesha, Susie (Don) Woodley of Dousman, Edward Sanchez of Burlington, Dennie (Mary) Sanchez of Milwaukee and Robert L. Sanchez of Chicago; her grandchildren Ericka (Todd) Smith of Waukesha, Nina Llanas of Waukesha, Gina Medina of Waukesha, Olivia (Travis) Gilbert of Georgia, Michael Sanchez of Maryland, Nicole (Mike Stuebner) Sanchez of Milwaukee, Jessica (Matt) Plautz of Milwaukee, James Hernandez of Milwaukee, John Hernandez of Milwaukee, Sarah Sanchez of Burlington, Josh (Kayla) Sanchez of Waukesha, Lisa (Nathan) Godshaw of Wauwatosa, Chad (Leigh) Augustine of New York, Angie (Scott) Richards of Lake Mills, Donnie (Rachel Leslie) Woodley of Lake Mills and Catie Woodley of Dousman; 15 great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Jordan, Miles, Anthony, Daniel Jr., Yovanni, Jacenda, Trenton, Asa, Thomas, Jackson, Alex, Gabriel, Brooke and Gabriella; and one great-great-grandchild, Tirso Jr. She is further survived by her brother Alfredo Zertuche Jr.; her sisters, Carmen (Juan) Castillo, Mary (Blaine) Goocher, Gloria English and Beatrice (Henry) Gonzales; her dear friend Linda Wagner; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Baldo; infant daughter Norma Sanchez; daughters Mary Irene Velez and Gloria J. Medina; and her loving companion, Cheyo (Elisio) Ramos.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The funeral service will be held Friday, April 29, at 11:00 a.m. at Waukesha First Assembly of God, 1314 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Pastor Todd Pope will preside. Private burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188; or to the American Diabetes Association, 375 Bishop’s Way Suite 220, Brookfield, WI 53005.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.