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Edward Manke, Sr

1932 - 2003



Edward J. Manke, 70, of 305 E. Spaulding St., Watertown, died on Feb. 7, 2003.


Funeral services were held at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.  Graveside military rites conducted by the Watertown Veterans Council.


Born Feb. 21, 1932, in Waukesha, son of Lester A. and Mary W. (Doyle) Manke. He married the former Viola E. Kreuser on Oct. 10, 1970, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Watertown.


Ed attended Menomonee High School and had been employed at Waukesha Foundry Dresser Industries in Waukesha as an inspector. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church.




Daughter    Tina Manke of Watertown

Son         Jeff (Kirsten) of Neenah

Son         Edward, Jr., of Watertown

Three grandchildren

Sister      Betty (Richard) Marx of Jefferson

Sister      Ruth (Ken) Brown of Jackson

Sister      Loretta (Al) Budde of Beaver Dam

Sister      Helen (Wallace) Lasowski of Tampa, Fla.

Sister      Louise (Bill) Logar of Henderson, Nev.

Sister      Bernice (Roger) Verkenis of Milwaukee

Sister      Carol (Jim) Harris of Oconomowoc




Wife        Viola


Sister      Margie Manke

Sister      Mary Ellen Manke

Brother     Jack Manke

Brother     Jimmy Manke