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Lillian A. Kassick
Date of Death: March, 21 2019

          Lillian A. Kassick, 100, Escanaba, passed away on Thursday March 21, 2019 at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born on May 18, 1918 in Escanaba, daughter of the late Alfred and Exilda (Courier) Derusha. On February 28, 1938 she married the late John "Jack" Kassick at St. Anne's Church in Escanaba and together celebrated their 72nd anniversary in 2010.
          Lillian moved to Chicago in 1958 and then returned to Escanaba in 1980. She worked at J.W. Woolworth, was a member of St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish and Altar Society and was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
          She is survived by her sister: Therese Gerich as well as many nieces and nephews.
          Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son: John Kassick Jr., brother: Art (Elizabeth) Derusha, sisters: Marie Gagnier, Irene (John) Parins, Loretta (Don) Connelly, Evelyn (Louis) Richards, Gladys Derusha Hahn and her daughter: Nancy Lee Guenette) brother-in-law: Nick Gerich Sr. and his sons: Mike Gerich and Nick Gerich Jr.
          A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday March 25, 2019 at St. Thomas Church with Fr. Rick Courier officiating. Entombment will follow Mass in the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Kassick family.
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  • "I am so sorry for you loss. Lillian was such a sweet lady. When my mother-in-law, Geraldine Maatta, was at Bishop Noa a few years ago she and Lillian recognized each other, old neighbors and friends. They sat with each other at suppertime and Lillian seemed to be be a real comfort to her. I look forward to seeing Lillian in heaven to thank her for that. ❤️"
    -Joan Maatta

  • "As A Senior Companion, I get to meet many wonderful people. Lil was one of many. She loved COVER UP on Monday afternoons, and then after would love to go to the Dining Room for a cup of tea. She had a way about her that always made it pleasant to be around her. She loved music and she often would sing along. Two weeks ago, last time she was at Music with Sally Monday Morning, I told her she doesn't need a book, because she has everything memorized. She will be missed. Yet, I know she is in a great place that is "Heavenly." "
    -Bud Lemire

  • "Lillian and Jack came into Hardees almost every day for years and we just loved that beautiful little couple. Always seemed so happy just taking one day at a time. Then once in awhile I would stop and visit her at Bishop Noa—-sometimes she recognized me and sometimes she didn’t but she was always so pleasant. I just loved that little gal!!!"
    -Sandy Krebs

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