Obituary

Elizabeth M. Schiska

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died August 21st, 2016

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.

4 Tributes to “Elizabeth M. Schiska”

  1. “Dear God, I call to You and ask You: “Hear my
    prayer. My wounds are deep and slow to heal; my load
    is hard to bear. Despondent thoughts and disappointed hopes have left me weak. O God of Comfort, care for me; Your Favor I do seek.”
    Psalm 4:1
    1 John 3:20

  2. John Paul,
    I remember your mom’s bright smile. She was always nice to Tom’s little sister. That is how I remember your mom. Her, sweet face and kindness.

  3. May you rest in peace,sweet MA Shiska. One of the loveliest souls that I ever met.

  4. Dear Schiska family, please accept my deepest sympathies. I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death can leave us with feelings of sorrow and grief. However, Isaiah 25:8 says, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” So not only will Jehovah eliminate death, but he will remove the feeling of pain that comes from losing someone we love, and replace that feeling with comfort and hope.

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