WAUKESHA

Stewert L. Hanke

Feb. 22, 1941 - April 16, 2008

Stewert L. Hanke, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 67. Stewert was born in Waukesha on Feb. 22, 1941, the son of Alfred and Elvera Hanke.

He was united in marriage to Patricia Bricco on June 26, 1965. Stewert enjoyed fishing, golfing, dancing, music and was an avid Packers fan. He loved vacationing in Shawano, watching his grandkids play sports and hanging out with his friends, family and his dog, Lucy.

Stewert will be deeply missed by his wife, Patricia; children, Chad Hanke of Waukesha, Jodi Hanke of Oconomowoc and Troy (Lisa) of Waukesha; grandchildren, Brandon, Nick, Olivia and Lilly; brother, Al (Barbara) Hanke of Helenville; sister, Arleene (Jack) Fuller of Tucson, Ariz.; stepmother, Esther Hanke; mother-in-law, Marjorie Bricco; and dear friend, Judy Murphy. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Stewert was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Leonard.

A funeral service for Stewert will be held at 4 p.m. today, April 19, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha. The Rev. Frank Janzow will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, C/O Foundation, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188 or to Ascension Lutheran Church (see address above), are appreciated.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Johnson, Dr. Reichert and the nursing staff in the Oncology Department at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.