June 16, 2019 –West Bend , WI –Viola E. “Vi” Hanke (nee Hauck), 95, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at New Perspectives in West Bend. Viola was born on January 1, 1924 in Richardton, North Dakota to Baltazer and Amalia (nee Dick) Hauck. Viola married Howard Hanke on April 3, 1948 in Milwaukee. Vi loved playing the guitar and the harpsichord, singing and dancing, golf, crocheting and shelling in Florida every day. She loved to play cards (wink wink)!
Viola is survived by her children Sandy Miller, Rick (Linda), Cheryl Harmon; 6 grandchildren Jon Miller, Lisa (Shawn) Stubing, Chris (fiancé Ashley Trapp), Jamie Beno, Scott (Jamie) Harmon, Trent Harmon; 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law Jean (Dick) Lewis. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Viola is preceded in death by her loving husband, Howard, her parents, her son-in-law Ernie Harmon and 14 siblings.
A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Holy Cross Cemetery (7301 West Nash Street, Milwaukee, WI 53216). Visitation will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in the Atrium Chapel on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.. Entombment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 902 Pewaukee, WI 53072-0902).
A special thank you to the staff of New Perspectives and Heartland Hospice.