Lucille Evelyn Teisler
1926 - 2020
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Lucille Evelyn Teisler

Born: November 16, 1926; in Corbin, KY

Died: January 17, 2020; in Sycamore, IL

Lucille "Lu" Evelyn Teisler, age 93, died at Lincolnshire Place in Sycamore, Illinois, on January 17, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born November 16, 1926 in Corbin, Kentucky to Ada (Foley) Browning and Julian Browning, she spent her early years in Kentucky. In the "Windy City" she married Theodore "Ted" Teisler in 1950. The couple settled in LaGrange Park, Illinois where they lived almost continuously for 56 years, spending several years in a high-rise apartment overlooking the Wrigley Building.

She is survived by her daughters Julia Fauci (Dominick) of DeKalb, Illinois, Pamela Rice (Alan) of New York city; and a grandson, Marcel Fauci, Champaign, Illinois. She was proceeded in death by her parents, brother, Clive Browning, and her husband.

She kept a home for her family and numerous pets, eventually completing a degree in childhood development from National Lewis University in her late fifties. Before that, she worked as an associate at the LaGrange Public Library and as a receptionist at the British Home, Brookfield, Illinois. She was a great storyteller and conversationalist, authoring clever short stories featuring her childhood in Kentucky and her job selling intimate apparel at Saks Fifth Avenue. One story recounted her experience as a contestant in the Miss Cincinnati beauty pageant. Active in the civil rights and peace movements, Lucille belonged to writing and book-reading clubs.

She passes to posterity an endless measure of grace, etiquette, and good taste. She will be greatly missed by friends and loved-ones alike. A special "thank you" goes out to Heartland Hospice and everyone at Lincolnshire Place in Sycamore, Illinois, where Lu spent her remaining years. A lifelong Unitarian, Lucille donated her body to science.

A memorial service is pending. Arrangements are pending at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore.

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Published in Suburban Life Publications from Jan. 22 to Jan. 30, 2020.
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6 entries
January 23, 2020
Pam: Very sorry to hear of your loss.
Steven Stein
January 22, 2020
Dear Pam and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom will always be with you in your heart. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Sending love and hugs,
Donna & Bernie
Donna Irwin
January 22, 2020
I was very sorry to hear the news this morning, Julia. I wish I'd met your mom, she had to have been a most wonderful person. My sincere condolences.
Tom Robbins
January 22, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I lost my father several years ago, and it always feels like you have lost a part of your self. Your mother is now in a place without pain, after living a long life with one amazing daughter, Please be rest assured that she will be looking over you and guiding in a unique way if you are open to the opportunity. She will always be there for you if you open yourself to that. If she contributed to who you are today, she must have been one amazing daughter! Best to you and lots of sincere wishes of sympathy sent your way!!
Luna McDermott
January 22, 2020
Dear Pam and Family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. The tribute to your Mom is lovely.
You're in my thoughts. Take care. Love, Stacy
Stacy DiLieto
January 22, 2020
Dear Pamela, Alan, and Julia - My heartfelt condolences to you and family on the loss of your mother. I always heard wonderful things about her from Pam, and I regret I never met Lu. The obituary is really lovely. I hope your many happy memories will bring you comfort. I'm sorry that Lu had extended illness at the end, but at least there were many happy and healthy decades before it. Love, JT
Jean Thaler
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