Lucille Sheski, 101
Oct. 23, 1915
April 10, 2017

Lucille Sheski (Slabosheski), nee Jackowski, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at Ivy Manor in Campbellsport at the age of 101. She was born Oct. 23, 1915, in the town of Princeton, Green Lake County, to the late Frank and Mary (Rogalinski) Jackowski. Following her graduation from Princeton High School, she attended Green Lake County Normal and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and taught in Green Lake County schools for six years prior to her marriage.

On Aug. 11, 1942, she married Harry Sheski (Slabosheski) at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Princeton. They lived in Lomira, where her husband both taught and was the high school principal from 1942 until he became Washington County Superintendent of Schools in 1948, when they moved to Slinger. In 1955, they bought their home in the town of Barton, where she continued to reside until moving in 2010 to Ivy Manor, a community-based Assisted Living Facility for Seniors, in Campbellsport.

They attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Bend (Barton), where she was a member of the Christian Mothers Society for many years.

A devoted homemaker and avid cook, she was a loving mother to eight children: Mary Thompson (Michael Fingerhut), Fond du Lac; Tom (Kay) Sheski, Byron, Minnesota; Ann Rybolt, Knightstown, Indiana; Rita Wood, Santa Fe, New Mexico; John Sheski (Cathy Donaldson), Madison; Harry (Joan) Sheski, Grants, New Mexico; Steve Sheski, Madison; and Frank Sheski, Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the devoted grandmother to four grandchildren: Jennifer Sheski (friend Eric Tarsi), Appleton; John (Alishia) Sheski, Rochester, Minnesota; David Sheski, Los Angeles; and Rick Sheski (friend Nicole Stout) Los Angeles. She was the devoted great-grandmother to Davis, son of John and Alishia Sheski, Rochester, Minnesota.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Harry; her sister, Dolores Dalka; her brother- in-law, Benjamin Dalka; her brother, Donald Jackowski; her sister-in-law, Jean Jackowski; two sons-in-law, Jerry Wood and Bill Hunter; and other in-laws, including two nephews-in-law, Jim Kasuboski and Bob Zellmer.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, at the Schmidt Funeral Home (629 Cedar St., West Bend) with burial of the cremains at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harry & Lucille Sheski Scholarship Fund c/o Washington County Campus Foundation (WCCF), 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI 53095, or a charity of one’s choice.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.

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