Pusey, Liesel Gunther of Mechanicsville, Virginia peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on March 14, 2023, at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her parents, Karl, and Emma Gunther, four siblings, and her husband, William (Bill) Carson Pusey. Liesel is survived by her sister, Marianne Gunther Vierling (Willibert); three children, Mary Pusey Cox (Charlie), David Carlton Pusey (Mary), and Ronald Gunther Pusey (Karen); six grandchildren, Kris Cox (Kim), Kari Phlegar (Adam), Erin Alford (Jeff), Will Pusey (Michelle), Danielle Pusey (Chris), and Nathan Pusey; and six great-grandchildren, Olivia and Josh Phlegar, Reagan and Clayton Alford, and Emerie and Lillian Pusey. Liesel was born in Speyer, Germany on July 9, 1928. She met Bill, a World War II veteran from Cape Charles, VA, while he was attending the University of Heidelberg on a GI Bill. They were engaged in 1953, she immigrated to the United States in 1954, and was most proud of becoming a U.S. citizen in 1961. Widowed in 1967 at the age of 39, she selflessly devoted her life to raising their three children. She made lifelong friends during her early career in the cafeteria at St. Elizabeth’s Parochial School. From 1969 to 1977, she worked in the Lee-Davis High School Cafeteria where she fed and cared for thousands of students throughout the years. She went on to work in the Marriott cafeteria at DMV Broad Street, retiring in 1990. In retirement, “Nannie” loved spending time with her family and playing with the grandkids and great-grandkids. She was often outside working in the garden, watching “her” birds, and fighting with the squirrels. She kept her hands busy baking and painting ceramics. Liesel was a founding member of the Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville, where she formed many cherished and lasting friendships. A devoted mother and a devout woman, she lived her faith through the love and care she showed everyone fortunate enough to know her. The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 pm, Friday, March 24, 2023, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, VA 23111. A funeral Mass will be held at 9 am, Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Catholic Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116, with interment to follow at 11 am, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Ave, Richmond.
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