Helen Manke

June 28, 1924 - March 17, 2012

Helen Manke of Ashippun passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the age of 87. She was born June 28, 1924, in Pewaukee, to Walter and Frances Winkelman.

Helen married Gordon Manke on May 3, 1947, in Hartland.

Gordon preceded Helen in death Feb. 28, 2012.

Helen is the loving mother of Charles (Sharon) Manke, James (Nancy) Manke and Marvin (Kathleen) Manke. She is also survived by her grandchildren, John (Lisa) Manke, Amy (Mike) Ortner, Lori Manke, Traci (Matthew) Plotz, Jennifer (Mike) Lorbetske and Kristina (Will) Runke, and 10 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters, Evelyn Staus and Marion Abrath.

Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, March 22, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, N1245 St. Johnís Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Her final rest will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to St. John's Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donorís choice.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at