Lucille A. (Yagelski) Elliott

September 15, 1928 ~ February 16, 2019 (age 90)

Lucille A. Elliott, 90, of Westville, Indiana passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Lucille was born to Frank and Rose (Pilarski) Yagelski on September 15, 1928 in Porter County.  She was the youngest of 10 children.

At the age of 19, she was hired by Charles Herrold as the first employee of his new establishment, The Blackhawk Grill.  She also worked at Montgomery Ward in Michigan City in the fashion department.

On January 14, 1950 in Otis, Indiana Lucille married Eldred A. Elliott who preceded her in death on March 26, 2008.  They had a loving marriage for 58 years.

Lucille was a homemaker to her family.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, working in her yard, spending time with her family, reading and playing bingo.  She was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Church in Otis.

She was extremely close to her daughters and proud of their commitments to their families.  Her endless joy was the love and the relationships she had with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lucille leaves behind her daughters, Nancy (David) Milcarek of Westville, Gale (Mike) Weaver of Westville, and Janet Boo (Darrin Keehn) of Union Mills; her grandchildren, Jamie (Craig) Creutzburg, Ryan (Tracey) Weaver, Jessica (Brett) Hansen, Justin (Molly) Milcarek, Greg (Jackie) Boo, and Natalie (Nate) Young; her great-grandchildren, Bryce and Nathan Creutzburg, Myleigh and Brydon Weaver; Cooper, Brody, Liam, and Berkley Hansen, Ren and Luke Milcarek, and Leilani, Deon, and Jaylen Boo; a sister, Leona Mazuchowski of Michigan City; sister-in-law, Rosemary Yagelski of Bradenton, Florida; in-laws, Elmo Elliott, Robert (Barbara) Elliott, Barney (Karen) Elliott, Barbara (Arnie) Coates, Betty Townsend; son-in-law, Dennis Boo and dear friend, Thelma Fath.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alex, Joseph, Victor, and Matthew; sisters, Marie Rohlof, Harriett Witek, Theresa Herod, and Agnes Hannon; in-laws, Jo Anne Elliott, Charles and Johnnie Elliott, and Paulette Elliott.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350.  A Parish Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 101 N. Church Street, Otis, Indiana.  Reverend Jerry Schweitzer will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund, 202 Ohio Street, Wanatah, Indiana 46390.

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