(nee Rodriguez) Born to Life on December 26, 1934 in Turlock, California, Lillian was Born to Eternal Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 14, 2019, at age 84 years. She was an office Manager at Krenz & Company Inc. Lillian was married to the late John Matusak. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lee Rodriguez; sister Evelyn Murley; and dog Augie. Lillian is survived by her daughters Jacque (Mike) Ropel, Jan (Steve) Zwicke and Julie (Marce) Rivera; grandchildren Jonathan Ropel, Sheila Atkinson, Michael Atkinson, Kyle Zwicke, Marce Rivera III, Rick Rivera, Alisha Thornton and Miranda Rivera; great-grandchildren Henry and Theo Ropel; sisters Helen Kopecki and Gracie Connes; and many other nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She also leaves behind her greatly loved cat Charlie and Guinea pig Curtis
Some of Lillian's hobbies were cooking (from her collection of 2000 cookbooks!), crafts, music, traveling and of course Casino's where she was pretty lucky. She loved entertaining and having parties with all her family and friends.
We would like to thank everyone at Village of Manor Park for the excellent care they gave Mom; she genuinely liked it there.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to donate in Lillian's name can do so to the Humane Society or Animal Shelter of their choice.
Committal prayer service Friday, June 21, 2109, at 11:00Am, all at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, 7301 West Nash Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices.
When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
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