Lily Marie Serles

Lily Serles

Lily Serles

Lily Marie Serles, age 93, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed October 20th at Crestview Nursing Home in New Lisbon, Wisconsin.

A private memorial service will be held at Roseberry’s Funeral home for the family on Saturday, November 2nd. Friends may join a Celebration of Life & Legacy at Cedar Shack in Adams, WI on Saturday November 2nd at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers please send donations for funeral expenses and the memorial fund in Lily’s honor to Andrew Fuller 104 West 5th Street, Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449.

Lily was born July 6th, 1926 in Big Flats, Wisconsin to Joseph & Mary Kulmatycki. She graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1943. Lily married Frank B. Serles on November 14, 1946 in Adams, Wisconsin. They had three beautiful children which they raised in Adams County.

Lily was the first female Sheriff elected in Adams County in 1959 and proudly served for two terms. Lily & Frank purchased the Friendship Hotel & Bar in 1974 and ran it successfully until selling the business in 1988.

Lily was a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary Adams VFW Post # 6279.

In her younger years she spent time working at her parent’s tavern in Big Flats and watching her husband, Frank race stock cars. Monday night cards was a special treat as well as Friday night Bingo with Randy. She LOVED dancing and going out for a good time. Lily especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She has impacted so many people over the years through her kindness and selflessness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Mary Kulmatycki; Husband, Frank Serles; Son, Randy Serles; Grandson, Timothy Fuller; Daughter In Law, Deena Higgins. Brother Henry (Ruth) Kulmatycki; Edward (Elaine) Kulmatycki; Anne (Leo) Fasel .

Daughter: Cheryl (Randy Cass) Fuller of Gainesville, Florida
Son: John Serles of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandson: Ronald Serles of Kentucky.
Grandson: Andrew (Lisa) Fuller of Marshfield, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Julie (Dan) Amell of Friendship, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Tasha Higgins of Friendship, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Tawny Serles of Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Niece: Rosemary Dellamuth of Mauston, Wisconsin
Niece: Donna Christensen (Dennis) of Friendship, Wisconsin
Further survived by 17 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren and many Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends

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  1. CYNTHIA KLEIN says:

    So sad to learn of Lil’s passing. She was a lovely lady always with a greeting and smile. Great memories of early years when Frank & Lil served as Sheriff and all the fun at uncle Eddie’s. They lived a busy but good life. We share in your lose and pray that the wonderful memories help get you through this time of grieving.

  2. Andrea LaValle says:

    Lil and Frank were both such wonderful people. It was quite the thing when Lil became Sheriff and proved to all that she was a force to be reckoned with. God Bless you Lil and RIP. You and Frank are together again, along with Randy… Sincere condolences to the entire Serles family.

  3. Lorelei and Edward Steiskal says:

    So sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady. You are in our thoughts.

  4. Barb (Seaman) McCue and Kevin McCue says:

    So sorry to hear about Lil. She was one of a kind. We have some memories of working with Lil at Pat’s. Sending hugs to all of you. May god wrap his arms around you and comfort you.

  5. Wendy & George Ritchie says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. A lifetime of fond memories

  6. Jerry and Cindy Murphy says:

    Family of Lily: Sorry for your loss she was such a wonderful person,a great sheriff, many memories with Randy and I at the jail. R.I.P.

  7. Ronald &Mary Beeman &family says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. I will always hold the memories of her close to my heart. She was such an amazing woman. She is now at peace with her husband Frank. Again all of us Beeman’s are so sorry for the loss.

  8. Marshall and Sue Bjorge says:

    John, Cheryl, Andy, Ronnie and families. I was so saddened to hear of your loss. So many memories came flooding in, which were not sad, and they lifted me back up. Lil was special and one of a kind. She is loved by so many and especially now being loved by God and in His arms. Rest in Peace Lil with your family and friends who passed before you.
    Love, hugs, prayers and condolences,
    Marshall and Sue Bjorge

  9. Ashley Reiber says:

    Lily , was literally just like a grandma to me and she taught Colton how to make some cookies 🍪 she was the sweetest kindest person I’ve known and she is going to be missed very much—

  10. Trudy/Dennis Lake says:

    So sorry for your great loss. She was amazing, her smile will be remembered always.

  11. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    So sorry to hear about Lil’s passing!!! My deepest sympathy to all of her family!!!,

  12. Mark and Linda Massen says:

    Our condolences to the entire family but especially to Tasha Higgins, along with John for the loss of his beloved mother and Tasha for the loss of her grandmother. Prayers and thoughts to the entire family at this loss of a loved one.

  13. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    So sorry to Lil’s family she was so full of life. I am sure she will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to all of you!

  14. Kay Banie says:

    Condolences to Lil’s family. She was such a beautiful person. Lil, you can be happy once again with Frank. RIP

  15. Bev Kubiniec says:

    Our deepest sympathy for such a class act of a beautiful person!! Love and kindness is what Lil was. Frank is happy to have his love of his life with him. I’ll miss toasting her on my Birthday each year, we shared the same birthdate. Here’s to you, beautiful Lil!! Peacenluv2 the families. Bev K. and Thomas Petetson

  16. Bev and Tony Edwards says:

    Condolences and prayers sent to the family. Grandma Lil you will be greatly be missed.

  17. Renne and Joe Pinson says:

    John and family, you have our deepest condolences on your loss of this beautiful person. I cannot remember a time until now when Lil and Frank were not in my life. Amazing folks they both were! Lil had a gift of warmth and joy that made her very special! God has gained a special angel!

  18. Kathy Golden says:

    My condolences to Lily’s children and large extended family. She was a special person.

  19. Sherri Bira says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lil was always giving of herself and constantly helping everyone and anyone. She didn’t know a stranger. Always a smile and a hello. Couldn’t help but smile back. She will be greatly missed. Keep dancing.

  20. Nancy Pedersen says:

    Sending sincere condolences to Lil’s family. I spent alot of time with Lil when she would come visit Randy at ACMH. She was a wonderful lady. Between her and Frank, they gave a lot of their lives to Adam’s Co. Residents. You will be missed.
    RIP Lil.

  21. Diana Lamont says:

    So sorry for the the family’s loss prayers and sympathy Lil was a amazing women she will be missed.

  22. Sally Dummitt says:

    So sorry to hear of Lil’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  23. Ginny says:

    One of my favorite ladies ever. I will always remember your smile and laugh. Dancing the night away at the hotel bar. Bless you Lil and your amazing family. Cheri and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. Marti Sopher, Ph.D. & Judi Sopher says:

    Our condolences to the family. Our parent worked in law enforcement together and we share many memories of those friendships, and Judi dated Randy. Y9u and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Katie Wagner says:

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Kurt & Katie Wagner

  26. Nancy Allen Ganther says:

    To Lil’s family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful woman.

  27. Cindy Babcock says:

    So sorry for your loss, super lady, will be missed by so many people. Hugs to everyone.

  28. Teressa (Page) Carlton says:

    My deepest condolences to the whole family! Lil was an amazing woman! I always loved chatting with her. She was a very kind woman. Always had something nice to say to me since I was a little girl. Prayers to the entire family for comfort and peace knowing she is back with Frank and Randy!

  29. Denise Gollubske Slayton says:

    My deepest condolences to the Serles family. Lil was a very special lady she was always warm hearted and funny as hell. Had some of my greatest memories when they owned the hotel. Her and Frank were like family. They were the pillar of Friendship and will be missed.

  30. Karen Murphy Rank says:

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers and thoughts to all of you. Lil was a very sweet loving and understanding person

  31. Roxanne (Williams) Burleigh says:

    Lil was a sweet lady. Memories of going to The Friendship Hotel and Bar will always be with. R.I.P Lil

  32. Shawna Gruber says:

    So sorry for your loss.. she will be missed ..

  33. Linda(chaffee)Doug Donley says:

    Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.

  34. Betty vondrak and Donna shaw & family says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family.
    She was an amazing lady.
    Will be deeply missed
    RIP Lil.

  35. Cheryl Duncan (Vana) says:

    Prayers and sympathy for the family

  36. Carol Manthey says:

    So sorry for your loss. My sympathies to Lil’s family.

  37. Alan Babcock and family says:

    Such a great woman!! She will be dearly missed. Condolences to her family.

  38. Andrea LaValle says:

    To Lil’s family: the Adams-Friendship community lost an incredible lady with Lil’s passing. She’s now once again with Frank & Randy, and will forever be a guardian angel 😇 to all the rest of her family. RIP Lil… 😞🙏

  39. Sandra L Falk says:

    I worked for Lil at he hotel bar. Best boss I ever had. She was a fun loving lady. Condolences to her family.

  40. Carol Riehle says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I only met her once but she was the life of the pirate party that I attended. Without a doubt the sweetest lady I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. You are all lucky to have had her in your lives and for the wonderful memories made. Love to all! Carol Riehle

  41. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    Hugs to all. I will always have fond memories of Lil. She loved everyone & everyone loved her…her kindness, compassion & giving ways are unparalled..forever a part if my memories…you & we, were blessed to know her..

  42. Lois and Herb Babcock says:

    Was so sorry to hear about the passing of Lil. Our condolences to the family.

  43. Diana Shaske says:

    My sympathy to her family .

  44. Peg Lecy says:

    Lil was a great lady. May God family and friends comfort you. Soar high Lil

  45. Fred Renner says:

    So sorry to hear the sad news… You all have our families deepest Sympathy…. Fred, Debbie, Hunter, and Ryan

  46. Mark & Peggy Williams Bond says:

    She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She’s going to be missed by all. So sorry for your loss

  47. Peggy and Buck Sleeman says:

    Cheri, John and the entire family of Lil. Heaven has a real angel among them now. So happy she is again with Frank and Randy. RIP beautiful lady. So sorry for your loss.

  48. Mary L. Moore & Ross Moore says:

    Sending our sympathy to Lil’s family. We have so many memories of her. She was a very active lady in the Adam’s community. R.I.P..

  49. Curt and Michelle Pollex says:

    Such an amazing women! I remember playing behind the bar when I was only about 3-4 years old and climbing up on the stools. I ran into her about 10 years ago at The Hotel and she still remembered me when I was a little girl in the bar. I’m sure she is dancing in Heaven cause she sure could dance. Such good memories! Prayers to her family and all the lives she touched. 😇❤️✝️🙏

  50. Nicole bunker says:

    I will miss your mom

  51. Artie Lumby says:

    John and family so sorry to hear about Lil. She was truly one of a kind. She will be missed by many. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  52. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for the family’s loss