Maurine H. Mekel

Maurine H. Mekel (nee Coates) of West Bend passed away at Kathy Hospice on Sunday March 8, 2009, at the age of 89.

She was born on March 27, 1919, in Wisconsin Rapids to John and Meta (nee Heubner) Coates. Maurine married Joseph A. Mekel on Sept. 7, 1940, in Marshfield. She was involved in and enjoyed square dancing, golfing, cross country skiing, playing bridge, traveling with her husband Joseph, but mostly she loved spending time with her family, whom she was very devoted to. She was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend.

Maurine is survived by her daughter, Jo Lynne (John) Dunaiski of Cloquet, Minn., son, J. Charles (Catherine) of Palatine, Ill.; and daughter Barbara (Wayne) Pierce of Vernon, N.J. She is further survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph, and two brothers, Larry and Jack.

A memorial service for Maurine will be held on Saturday March 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. Janice Best officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to Kathy Hospice or Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church are appreciated.

A Special Thank You to all who cared for Maurine.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.