Viola Annette Schwanke, 83
October 2, 1932 — August 26, 2016

V. Annette Schwanke (nee McClellan), 83, of Hartford, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Wellington Place.

Viola was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Chicago to William and Ellen (nee Johnson) McClellan. Viola was raised in Milwaukee, where she met her late husband, Donald. They were married Oct. 21, 1952. She worked for Manpower in Milwaukee and later retired. After her retirement, she and Don loved living up north at their retirement home in Three Lakes. Viola loved crafts, animals and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of The Regency River Shores crafting club.

Viola is survived by her son, Scott; former daughter-in-law, Sharon Schwanke; and dear friend, Kathryn Tucker. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer (Zack) Nebel, Brandon Schwanke, Stacey Schwanke, Angela (Mike) Kraus and Amanda Lucas; great-grandchildren, Dominic Jashek, Sawyer Nebel and Aidan Kraus; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; sons, Gene and Steven; and brothers and sisters.

Per Viola’s request, no formal services will be held.

A special thank you to Rick Richter and the staff at Wellington Place of Hartford and Interfaith Caregivers of West Bend for all their loving care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or