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Elaine Lucy

Pawinski, Elaine Lucy

(nee Seefeld), 92 years old, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, entered into Eternal Life on February 23, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Pawinski, her parents Edwin and Dorothy (nee Ellringer) Seefeld. Loving Mother to Sharon (Butch) Nelson, the late Kathleen (Roger) Zarse, Therese (William) Young, Mary Lynn Strasser, and Kristine (Paul) Dengel. Cherished Grandmother to Betsy Reinert, Paul Reinert, Karl (Elaine) Zarse, Russell (Ginger) Zarse, Michelle (Jeff) Ojibway, William (Mary Rose) Young, Joseph Young, Dana Marie (Steven) Kustra, Anne Young, Mary Katharine Strasser, Anthony Strasser, Vincent Strasser, Sarah Dengel, Andrew Dengel, Michael Dengel, and Great-Grandmother to twelve. Eldest sister to the late Gerald (Carol) Seefeld, the late Carole (Ronald) Bertagnolli, and Dorothy (David) Drury. Also survived by many more special nieces and nephews. Elaine was a true and loyal Soldier of Christ, defender of the Traditional Roman Catholic Faith, and devoted daughter to the Blessed Mother. Elaine was a commercial artist, teacher, homemaker, avid gardener, seamstress, and a woman with many other talents as well. With her quick wit and great sense of humor, Elaine will remain truly unforgettable, and forever loved and missed.

Visitation will be Monday, February 26, 2018 at St. Hugh of Lincoln Church 2401 South 12th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53215 from 9:30 AM until time of the Rosary at 11:00 AM. Following the Rosary there will be Requiem Mass at 11:30 AM. Interment to follow at St. Adalbert Cemetery.

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I always remembered my aunt giving me a home perm and haircut when I was a child. she always reminded me of Lucille Ball. she made fantastic cakes. I’ll never forget when my bangs were on an angle, she cut my hair for a famile portrait. I love you aunt Elaine.

Lisa Bertnick

Mrs. Pawinski was my teacher and inspiration. She prepared me for my Confirmation, and she continued to help me understand and grow in my faith. She always had a kind word and an amazing sense of humor. She will truly be missed. God bless you, Mrs. Pawinski !!

Linda Adams-Lucas

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Elaine! I grew up in Bay View and I was a childhood friend of Mary Lynn. Elaine was always so friendly and welcoming to me and also to my sister Debbie, who was a friend of Kristi. We spent countless hours at their house. I have fond memories of watching Friday night TV shows and Elaine making us her infamous buttery popcorn! RIP Elaine!

Joe Seefeld

I love you and miss you aunt Elaine, rest in peace.

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