Lillian M. J. Mijal
Lillian Mattie Jean Mijal, 91, Stevens Point, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at the Portage County Health Care Center while under the care of Ministry Hospice Home Care.
She was born Feb. 23, 1926, in the town of Bergen in Marathon County, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Maka) Sondelski. She attended grade schools in Mosinee.
Her marriage to Stanley J. Mijal took place Nov. 15, 1947, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. After their marriage, the couple moved to Chicago, returning to the town of Hull in 1950. Her husband, Stanley, survives.
She worked for Motorola in Chicago for a number of years, then was a waitress for numerous restaurants in the area including All American, the Antlers and most recently the Holiday Inn.
Mrs. Mijal loved cooking and baking, especially her cinnamon rolls. She enjoyed the outdoors fishing, picking black berries, mushrooms and raising chickens. She annually took a trip Canada and enjoyed casinos. Her most precious time was being with her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established for the local Alzheimer’s Association in Portage County.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley; four children, Sharon (Ron) Omernick and Mike (Linda) Mijal, both of Stevens Point, Thomas (Sandra) Mijal, Kronenwetter, and Jeffrey (Grace) Mijal, Stevens Point; nine grandchildren, Lynn, Chris, Samuel, Katrina, Rebecca, James, Katie, Michael and Shane; and nine great-grandchildren, Maximus, Evie May, Alenah, Sonnah, Kadin, Claira, Shelby, Lacie and Stephanie.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Lori and Joshua; six brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at St. Casimir Catholic Church,town of Hull, with Rev. Arul Joseph Visuvasam officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Casimir Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at St. Casimir Church.
The Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences maybe offered at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.