Michael Mahnke

Michael Mahnke

Michael Mahnke

Michael G. Mahnke, age 75, of Friendship, WI passed away Tuesday, May 04, 2021. Michael was born May 16, 1945 in Iola, WI to Gene and Bernice Mahnke. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Linda; his dog, Buddy; beloved daughter, Jennifer (Stuart) Engert; proud grandfather of Miranda Engert; brother of Joyce (Frank) Michniak, Robert (Jeanne) Mahnke, and Roy (late wife, Mary) Mahnke. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He worked many years at Northwestern Mutual before starting his own computer consulting company. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, playing guitar, RVing, and Harley riding. He will forever be remembered, loved, and missed. Memorial services will be 12 Noon on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, WI. Rev. John K. Stake will officiate. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to the time of service. Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Priscilla Kinkade says:

    Dear Linda, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We missed you this year in Bandera. Priscilla Kinkade
    Hugs and prayers 🙏

  2. Dave and Bonnie Horsfield says:

    Linda and family,
    We are so deeply sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. We have such fond memories of you as friends in Bandera.
    Ride like the wind, Mike!
    Dave and Bonnie Horsfield

  3. Russ & Carol Frever says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. We will always remember the great time we had in Bandera. Love to Linda and family. Love

  4. Mary Jo and Art Foster says:

    So sorry to hear of this. He was a good man.

  5. Jeff & Sue Tomchek says:

    Linda & Family, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers…are with you.

    God Bless.

  6. SAM says:

    Rest in Peace my dear old friend
    Swain ya, Sam😊

  7. Mary Lou Hayden Wollenberg says:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was one of a kind and put a ‘spark’ into the Trailrunners events. May God comfort Linda and his family and friends with fond memories to ease his loss.

  8. Stephen Laedtke says:

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was one of a kind. I have fond memories of Mike and the “Mahnke Boys” in college at Stevens Point and Waupaca. I’m sorry I can’t make it for the service and the reminiscing that I’m sure will follow. My condolences to all.

  9. The Claflins says:

    Dave and I are so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. We’ll always remember Mike as a great neighbor at the original “ranch” as well as a fun-loving friend. His guitar picking and wonderful pig roasts were legendary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda.

  10. Bill Schroeder says:

    Mike and I met while we shared car pool rides to Steven’s Point. After getting to know him, we found our that our grandfathers had been boyhood friends. We almost lived together for 3 years, sometimes in apartments, my folks guest house and his grandfather’s house.
    We share horseback adventures with Mr. Horse and Rowdy. We shared pig roasts and sailboat races and long motorcycle rides. My best memories are 4 beer chicken and quarts of Tequila with lots of PBR. I will miss him dearly.

  11. Dave Stott says:

    Mike will surely be missed. He was a great friend and Colorado hunting buddy. Shared too many PBR’s to count. I will truly miss him.

  12. Peter Moulds says:

    What a shock for all of us. Mike was my best friend for almost 53 years. So full of life. We learned to sail together an enjoyment we shared for years. Camping was another enjoyment. Remember pig roast #1 at his brother Bob’s place in Pecatonica. A start of many to follow. Although our paths may have separated us at times our spirits were always close. You will always be loved and painfully missed

  13. Cheryl Michniak and family says:

    He will be missed more than we can convey. We loved him dearly and so enjoyed the times of him picking his guitar and singing. What a wonderful Uncle. God Bless Uncle Mike, we know you are singing with the angels.

  14. Bud and Margaret Carlson says:

    We will miss Mike. We roomed together in college, played lots of music and kept the friendship going for over 50 years. Couldn’t camp last year due to covid. I was getting our backyard campground ready when we learned of his passing. A very good friend. He will not be forgotten.

  15. dave volk says:

    many great memories with Mike. Will always remember his sense of humor. He was one of a kind thats for sure.