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Phyllis A. Lukasiewicz

Phyllis A. Lukasiewicz, 81, of St. Paul, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Matelyn Retirement Community in St. Paul. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Revs. Ray Kosmicki and Michael McDermott will officiate. Mrs. Lukasiewicz chose to be cremated; inurnment will be in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery near Farwell. A vigil service will be held 6 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Mrs. Lukasiewicz was born on Dec. 25, 1927, at Ashton, the daughter of Frank and Barbara (Wesierski) Piechota. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raynold J. Lukasiewicz. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Larry Chrastil of Reno, NV; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Robert and JoAnn Piechota of Ashton, Phyllis Piechota of Ashton, Yvonne Wolinski of Farwell and Isabelle Lukasiewicz of Farwell. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as, many friends. Phyllis grew up in Ashton where she attended St. Francis Parochial School and was a 1945 graduate of Ashton High School. After graduation she worked as a postal clerk and telephone operator in Ashton. She also worked as a clerk and waitress in Grand Island. She was united in marriage to Raynold J. Lukasiewicz on Oct. 27, 1947, at Ashton. They had one daughter, Jane Marie. She and her husband operated “Ray’s Shop” in Farwell for 44 years. In 1998, they moved to Grand Island. Raynold died on April 9, 2001. Phyllis continued to live in Grand Island until 2005. She had resided at the Matelyn Retirement Community in St. Paul since Jan. 2006. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church of Farwell and its Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Extension Club in Farwell and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul. In addition to her husband, Raynold, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Alice McDermott, Cashie Apperson and Floriann “Flossie” Hahn; and three brothers, Jim and Hubert Piechota and her twin brother, Philip C. Piechota. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

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Jane, My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother.

Anita (Leth) Stam May 14 2009 12:00 AM