Brandi Lee Cruse Slivinski

Brandi Lee Cruse Slivinski, 40, of New Burnside, died Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Anna.

She was born on April 27, 1981, in Carbondale.

On June 8, 2002, she married Peter John Slivinski in Jamaica.  He survives.

She also is survived by her mother and stepfather, Dale Lynn Cruse and Tracy Butler of Anna; her children, Lucas Jacob Slivinski, Isabella Maylee Slivinski and Elijah Peter John Slivinski, all of New Burnside; her brother, Jonathan Scott Cruse of Anna; her father-in-law, the Rev. Peter Slivinski of Creal Springs; her mother-in-law, Frances Slivinski of New Burnside; a sister-in-law, Christina Louise Slivinski-Walls of Ozark; a brother-in-law, Steven Peter (Della) Slivinski of Harrisburg; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Lee and Clara Emma Seals. 

She was a member of the Vienna High School graduating class of 2000.  She then attended Shawnee Community College and earned her credentials as a Certified Nurse’s Aide, CNA. 

She worked in local area nursing homes and then chose to become a homemaker and “stay-at-home-mom.” She also assisted her husband, Peter, in the operation and office management of their family business.  

She had a love of making handcrafted crochet items and drawing.  She loved the outdoors and particularly enjoyed hunting and gardening. She cherished time spent with her family and children. She is remembered as a “good and loving mom.”

She was a member of the New Burnside Community Church.

A service honoring the life of Brandi Cruse Slivinski was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.  Pastor Pete Slivinski officiated. Burial was in the New Burnside Cemetery.

Following the interment, family and friends were invited to a luncheon which was served at the New Burnside Community Church.

Memorials can be made to assist the family with expenses and may be left in the care of Bailey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 695, Vienna, Ill. 62995-0695.

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Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna was in charge of arrangements.

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