Theresa I. Mahan

Dec. 29, 1915 – Feb. 14, 2011

    Theresa I. Mahan, 95, of Genesee, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.
    She was born Dec. 29, 1915, in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was an active member of the Hungarian community and enjoyed entertaining with her lovely singing voice. She loved dancing and shared many compelling stories of her life during the Prohibition years. On April 22, 1935, she married James G. Mahan, who preceded her in death. Theresa was a fabulous cook and entertainer and was loved by all who had the pleasure of sitting at her table.
    She is survived by three children, James Mahan of Milwaukee, Mark (Sandy) Mahan of Surprise, Ariz., and Karen Mahan of Genesee; grandchildren, James (Nadine), Susan, Lisa, Thomas, Mark (Sara), Michael and Rebecca; four great-grandchildren; niece, Carol (Dr. Joseph) Martuch of Cleveland; beloved feline companion, King Tut; and other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; son, Gerald; sister, Rose; and daughterin-law, Dorothy.
    Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service today, Feb. 17, at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, 7301 Nash St., Milwaukee.
    In lieu of floral expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1549.
    Mealy Funeral Home of Waterford is serving the family. For more information, call 534-2233 or visit online at