Elizabeth M. “Liz” Schiska, 90, Escanaba passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at St Francis Hospital with her son, John, by her side.
She was born on September 21, 1925 in Escanaba, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kirkish) Sayklly. Liz graduated from St. Joseph High School and was a lifelong resident of Escanaba.
Liz was employed with Stegath Lumber, she worked many years for Sayklly’s Candy Factory, and then owned and operated Mode-o-Day Fashion Crossroads.
On October 30, 1948, the former Elizabeth Sayklly married John J. Schiska at St. Patrick’s Church in Escanaba.
Liz was an excellent cook, she enjoyed talking walks and spending time with her family.
Liz was a member of St. Anne’s Church and the Elks Auxiliary.
She is survived by her son, John Schiska of Escanaba; sister, Marie Mayville of Escanaba; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 27th at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.