Phyllis M. Burish
Phyllis M. Burish, 93, Town of Lafayette, in Chippewa Falls, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home, with family at her side.
Phyllis was born Jan. 13, 1927, to Andrew and Josephine (Mahal) Schuebel, in Boyd, their only daughter among her four brothers.
She was baptized, received Holy Communion and confi rmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Boyd.
Phyllis graduated from Boyd High School and attended Eau Claire State Teachers College. She later attended Radio-TV Institute, received her radio operators license and accepted a position at the Dayton Ohio Airport in Dayton, Ohio. After two and a half years, she returned to her hometown.
She married Robert “Bob” J. Burish in Boyd, June 29, 1948, and together, they raised their family of 10 – five boys and five girls. Bob and Phyllis farmed for 45 years, in Cadott, and upon retirement, moved to the Lake Wissota area.
She was a devoted Catholic and a long-time member of St. Bernadette’s Circle of St. Rose of Lima Parish, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Cadott.
Phyllis was very proud of her grandchildren, filling her home with countless photos and mementos through the years. She passed on to them her quick wit, sense of humor, strong work ethic and meticulous approach to all she did.
Phyllis was known for being an excellent cook (she even made chicken necks taste good), she loved big family gettogethers and very much enjoyed any time company stopped by just to visit.
She is loved and will be greatly missed by her children – Alan (Faye Schumacher), Bruce (Kelley Hager), Patrick (Kim), Cheri Burish and Joanne “Scooby” (Jerome) Chapek, all of Cadott, Lynn (Daniel) Wundrow, Jim Falls, and Larry (Marilyn) Burish and Joyce Greye, both of Chippewa Falls; her 27 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; four greatgreat- grandchildren; sister in-law – Lorraine Schuebel; godsons – Blake and Timothy Schuebel; and by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years; two daughters – Tammy Franz and Patricia (in infancy); son – Richard Burish; son-in-law – Marty Greye; and brothers – Harold, Donald, Robert and James Schuebel.
The family would like to express thanks and appreciation to their aunt Lorraine, for the wonderful care she gave to Phyllis.
A private funeral mass and burial will be held Friday, March 20. At a later date, extended family, friends and others whose lives were touched by Phyllis, will be invited to attend a celebration of life in her honor.
Online condolences may be expressed at leiserfuneralhome. com.