The Lusk Herald
October 14, 1971
William Mahnke Dies; Funeral In Lusk Monday
William Louis Mahnke, 88, died October 6 and funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 11, at Peet Mortuary.
Dallas Swisher of the Jehovah Witness Church in Casper officiated at the service and burial was in the Prairie View Cemetery near Lost Springs.
Russell Olmstead sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "God Be with You Till We Meet Again" accompanied by Mrs. Edna DeCastro, organist.
Casket bearers were Allen Heins, Allen Hineman, Harry Brown, Richard Kant, Ed Rogina and Dan Miles.
Mr. Mahnke was born June 12, 1883, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Frederick and Katherine Mahnke. He was father to seven children, two by his first marriage and five children by his marriage to Jessie Rinsma.
Mr. Mahnke homesteaded in Wyoming in 1913 near Keeline and worked on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad until his retirement. Eight months ago he moved to Michael Manor Nursing Home in Douglas where he died.
He is survived by one sister, Ruth Holtz, Sioux City, Iowa; three sons, Franklin, Keeline, Henry, Denver, Colo., and Arthur, Lusk; three daughters, Helen Clemens, Erie, Colo., Margaret Briscoe, Dayton, Wyo., and Katherine Swan, Colorado Springs, Colo.; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His mother, father, four sisters, two brothers and one son Frederick died previously.
Carl R. Briscoe (April 20, 1907 - October 18, 1979)David J. Briscoe (August 18, 1932 - December 7, 2013)Margaret Briscoe (August 2, 1913 - August 10, 1987)Arthur William Mahnke (August 20, 1926 - August 11, 2012)Donald Fred Mahnke (January 19, 1928 - November 22, 2007)Doris Elnora Mahnke (April 21, 1927 - December 31, 1977)Doris Elaine Mahnke (August 15, 1947 - August 17, 1962)Franklin Mahnke (September 10, 1904 - November 22, 1984)Hulda Esther G. Mahnke (January 19, 1907 - November 26, 2008)Jessie M. Mahnke (June 6, 1884 - April 30, 1971)Frances Lucille Park (April 21, 1933 - July 29, 2012)Jack D. Park (December 21, 1929 - July 22, 2007)
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