Phyllis Jean Venable, age 75, of Oxford, Wisconsin and formerly of McCullom Lake, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at her daughter’s home in McCullom Lake. She was born December 20, 1941 in Chicago to Eugene and Lottie (Wasyleczka) Piotrowski.
Phyllis was a resident of McCullom Lake from 1951 until 1998, when she moved to Oxford, Wisconsin. During her time in McCullom Lake, she was a local businesswoman for many years, and was also a member of the Beach Gals. A loving wife, mother, and doting grandmother and great-grandmother, Phyllis loved to spend time with her family. Other enjoyments included sewing and crafting, as well as crocheting.
She is survived by five children, Sandy (Jeff) Speciale, Debbie (Hal) Hartwig, Dennis (Neile) Straumann, Jeanette (Tom Mayer) Matchen, and Char (Geoff Waymel) Petrillo; 17 grandchildren, Brandon, Eric, Kenny (fiancee Amber), Austin, Hank, Mitch, Jason (the late Carissa), Ashlee (Jim), Jeremiah (Sarah), Jeff, Jessica (Bobby), Rocco (Kayla), Mercedes (Brandon), Lexus, Sam (Jake), Garrett (Lindsay), and Bryce (Amy); five great-grandchildren (with another on the way); and her sister, Dolores “Lor” Piotrowski.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Dennis Straumann and Les Venable; her son, Lawrence; her sister, Martha “Dee” Valentine; and her great-grandson, Korbin E. Speciale.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington Street, McHenry. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.
The cremation rite will be accorded privately.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to her family would be greatly appreciated.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050