Obit: Wanke, LuAnn R. (Gebert)
(1939 - 2011)
Contact: Linda Mertens
Surnames: Wanke, Gebert, Rhyner, Daulton, Bandholz, Robida, Ross
----Source - Private Collection
LuAnne R. Wanke (4 Jul 1939 - 9 Apr 2011)
MEDFORD -- LuAnne R. Wanke, 71, of Medford died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at University Hospital, Madison.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and again from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, at Hemer Funeral Home.
LuAnne was born July 4, 1939, in the town of Holton, Marathon County, to Henry and Esther (Rhyner) Gebert. She was united in marriage Sept. 7, 1959, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester to Peter Wanke.In her early years, she worked at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. After her marriage, they resided in Athens until moving to Medford in 1964, where she worked as a housewife and mother. She served as vice president/secretary/treasurer of Wanke Builders and later served as secretary/treasurer for Shamrock Properties and AmeriVest Properties until ill health forced her retirement in 2010. From 1988 until 2009, she ran Wanke Builders Pool & Spa Works in Medford. She also was manager for Skateway in Medford for five years.
She is survived by her husband, Peter Wanke of Medford; her children, Dr. Randall (Sue) Wanke of Rock Island, Ill., Russell (Jennifer) Wanke of Appleton, Rick (Kathleen) Wanke of Eau Claire, Jolene (Ron) Daulton of Hudson, Jeff Wanke of Oshkosh, Gina (Brent) Bandholz of Hubertus and Jason (Kari) Wanke of Medford; 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters, Jeannette Robida of Dorchester and Greta Ross of Neillsville.
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