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Death Notices 07/27/11

Harland D. Yonke

Harland D. Yonke, age 75, of Hancock, formerly of Mukwonago, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at his residence.

He was born December 9, 1935, the son of Arthur and Minnie (Adams) Yonke. He married Linda Droste on October 1, 1960. She preceded him in death on August 21, 2004.

Harland served his country in the United States Air Force and was stationed in London, England. After his service to his country, he worked for Crown, Cork and Seal for over 37 years as a serviceman and salesman. Harland enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and many friends, as well as hunting.

He is survived by his three daughters; Laurene J. Yonke, Dawn M. (Rick) Schwenn and Pamela S. (Nick) Guida; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother Norman (Verna) Yonke, one sister, Mina (Ed) Miller, one step-brother Ron (Anne) Lillyroot, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers Leland, Marvin and Bernard Yonke.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 12:00 NOON in the Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield. He will be laid to rest with full military honors next to his wife in the Hancock Cemetery

Relatives and Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of services at the funeral home.

Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home

913 West North Street


(715) 335-4300

Irene K. Lehnen

Irene K. Lehnen, of Mukwonago, died from injuries sustained in an auto accident in East Troy, on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the age of 89.

Irene was born on November 24, 1921, the daughter of Henry and Nora Mauel in Owen, Wisconsin. She graduated from Owen High School in 1940, and married her husband Edward on July 18, 1945. In addition to raising her family and helping Ed run the Woodland Hotel in Owen for many years, Irene owned and operated Irene's Owen Beauty Salon until she and Ed retired to Mukwonago in 2001. During her time in Mukwonago, Irene stayed active with the Waukesha County department of aging, contributing her time and energy to help enhance senior living in the county, including serving meals to seniors at her residence. She was a member of Senior Citizens of both Mukwonago and East Troy, and enjoyed playing bingo, 500 Rummy, and Mexican Train with her friends.

Irene was the cherished mother of 4 daughters, Barbara (Gary) Isaacs of Withee, Donna (Karl) Petz of Custer, Mary (Patrick) Hogan of Palatine, IL, and Andrea (Andrew) Maxwell of Eagle, each of whom she had assigned "roles" to assist her as the years passed by. She was the beloved grandmother of 9 grandchildren that were lucky to have known her kindness and gentle ways. Irene's 3 great grandchildren will carry on her wonderful legacy. Her brother Henry (Amy) Mauel of Owen will miss the way he was able to tease her and make her laugh. Irene was loved and will be remembered by her daughters and their families, Hank and Amy, her many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and her many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward, and her sisters Germaine, Eleanor, Rosalyn and Alice.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 415 W. 3rd St. Owen, WI with Father Allen Jakubowski officiating. Inurnment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. A Rosary service for Irene will be held at 8:45 a.m with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday.

For online obituary and guest registry to to . The family is being assisted by Mealy's Funeral Home in Eagle, 262-594-2442.

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