Lucille C. “Lu” Kersigo
June 6, 1933 – October 29, 2022
Preceded in death by husband, Gerald Kersigo. Survived by sons: Mark, Edward, and Robert; daughter, Kimberly; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Jonathan, Jennifer, Andrea, Allison, Madison, Aimee, and Aaron; great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, November 12th at 1pm at the West Center Chapel. Private Interment, St. John Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, Sloan Kettering Cancer Research, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Lucille “Lu” was born on June 6, 1933, to John and Stella Sudyka. She came from a large family, being one of eleven brothers and sisters. She enjoyed her family to the utmost; she loved to reminisce about times from her youth with everyone. Family was the most important aspect of life to her, even as she began a family of her own. Lu met and married Gerald Kersigo, and soon the family grew by four. Together they raised three boys—Mark, Edward, and Robert—and lastly, Lucille got her baby girl, Kimberly.
Lu was the glue of the family. She held them tightly together, always teaching them to love each other and support each other, no matter the differences or struggles they might face. Her love for family grew even more with the addition of all her grandchildren: Elizabeth, Jonathan, Jennifer, Andrea, Allison, Madison, Aimee, and Aaron. Holidays meant so much to her when everyone was together, whether to share a meal, a story, or just to be there in that moment.
Lu loved to play the accordion and sing and dance with her brothers and sisters. She enjoyed going out dancing on the weekends with her husband, listening to Polkas, crocheting, baking and cooking food for anyone that paid her a visit. You rarely left her home hungry. She was a giver to all—whatever she had was yours as well, because that’s the kind of person she was.
One of her favorite things was to take weekend getaways and go camping in their old pop-up camper. She always enjoyed the sand in her toes; she would say it was the best cure for anything! Just to live in those moments and enjoy life away from the hustle and bustle meant the world to her. She was a simple person. She found beauty in the simple things. She brought beauty and smiles to all those who knew her…but she was not opposed to voicing her opinion and being downright stubborn when the time called for it. She had that kind of spunk that could make you laugh, cry, or just run the other direction sometimes.
Overall, Lu was the picture-perfect idea of what a mother and wife should be—full of love, compassion, and strength for family, friends, or anyone who just needed a friend. May she be our guardian angel and watch over all of us as we adjust to her absence here on earth, but cherish the memories and love she has left behind for us to remember forever.
Oh, and by the way, Mom…when you see Dad (Gerald), give him a kiss, a hug, and lastly, a kick in the behind from all of us kids—because that’s the mom we know, that’s the mom we love, and just because we know it would make you smile!
We love you and hope we made you proud! May you rest in the heavens with the dear Lord and be at peace!