Jeannette L. ‘Jean’ Mahnke

April 8, 1921 July 12, 2015

Jeannette L. “Jean” Mahnke of Brookfield passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Silverado at the age of 94 years. Jean was born in Milwaukee on April 8, 1921, daughter of Howard and Mae McLean.

She married the love of her life, Harold Mahnke, on January 19, 1941. Jean worked as a librarian for the Waukesha South High School for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family in Waupaca at their family cottage.

Jean will be deeply missed by her children, Thomas (Jean) Mahnke and Barbara (William) Mielke; grandchildren, Marc (Bonnie) Mahnke, Michael (Julie Hagen) Mahnke and Anne (Thomas) Conti; great-grandchildren, Jacob, William and Claire; brother, Thomas McLean; and niece, Nancy Tisci.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents; and sisters, Hazel and Gladys.

Per Jean’s request, a private family service will be held.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. For the online obituary or to send a card of condolence, please visit  or call 262-542-6609.