Velma L. "Kitty" Lisiecki

Velma L. Lisiecki
(nee Gallup)

Age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Clarendale of Mokena.  Born on April 15, 1928, in Joliet, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Fern (nee Noirfalise) Gallup.  Kitty was the former owner of Kitty Stamps and Coins, Chicago.  She was an artist, and enjoyed sewing her own clothes, was an avid bird silk designer and loved to bird watch.

Kitty is survived by her son, Larry (Susan) Link; son-in-law, Mark Brasher; five grandchildren, Lisa Ferreira, Heather (Tim) Stone, Jennifer Crouch, Nicholas Brasher and Clayton Brasher; great grandmother of six; great-great grandmother of one; and her sister, Ervella Waugh.

She was preceded by her husbands, Mitch Lisiecki, Nick Skiniotis, and Lawrence Link; her daughter, Elena Brasher; brothers, Robert, Richard, John and Ralph Gallup; sisters, Ada Davis and Roberta Davidson; and her companion, Stalker the cat.

Funeral Services for Velma L. Lisiecki will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet.  Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  A Committal Service and Military Honors for her late husband, Mitch Lisiecki, will also be held under the auspices of the U.S. Army.  Visitation for Velma will be Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to Heartland Hospice.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at