Erna A. Blank

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg for Erna A. Blank (nee Hanke) of Grafton, who died on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the Lasata Care Center at the age of 87. Visitation will be held at the church today from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at Immanuel Cemetery. The Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Erna was born in Cassel on June 29, 1918, the daughter of the late Otto and Anna (nee Matthias) Hanke. She was united in marriage to Frederick Blank on April 17, 1943.

Erna is survived by her children Shirley (Michael) Hetchler and Kathleen (Dennis) Kison; grandchildren Lisa (David) Chaudier, Brian Jaeger and Jennifer (Alejandro) Monroy; great-grandchildren Alexandre and Zachary Chaudier and Alex Monroy; sister Ethel Brandt; brothers-in-law Wallace (Janis) Blank and Al Koehler; and sister-in-law Ruth Blank. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Erna was preceded in death by her husband Frederick and three brothers.

Erna’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Lasata Care Center for their loving care and support. Memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg are appreciated. For online condolences, visit