Marliese Lasanske

Marliese Lasanske

Wednesday, December 27th, 1939 - Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Marliese Lasanske (nee Winkler), age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday July 1st with her loving family by her side.

Marliese was born the daughter of Hildegard and Oskar Winkler on December 27, 1939 in Stuttgart, Germany and moved to the U.S. with her family at the age of 9. They settled in Whitefish Bay where she attended the German Immersion School and graduated from Brookfield High School. Marliese went on to get her diploma from the Milwaukee County Hospital School of Nursing in 1959.

Marliese met her true love of 56 years, Ernie, on a blind date in high school. They were married following his returned from the service, on November 17, 1962. Shortly thereafter, they began their family along with several new business adventures where Marliese spent many years as the bookkeeper.

Her volunteer hours were immense, she and Ernie were always giving back, they delivered for Meals on Wheels, helped the less fortunate at the food pantry, donated her time through their church and community. Until her passing, she was a constant fixture at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI.

Marliese was known for her gift of cooking and made the entertaining of many look easy. She enjoyed traveling and being outdoors. Signs of her flower gardens could be found in vases all around the house. She was especially happy being around family and made every effort to bring everyone together for special occasions. She was always thoughtful and made sure everyone’s needs were met before her own.

Loved ones that will miss Marliese until they meet again are her husband, Ernst “Ernie” Lasanske, son Keith (Sarah) Lasanske, daughter Michelle (Jim) Hetzel, and son Todd (Dawn) Lasanske. Her grandchildren, Blake, Monika, John, Jake, Brittany, Kyra and Austin. Sister, Marika Winkler and brother-in-law Paul Vasholz, and her sweet four legged companion Reiley. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Those already reunited with Marliese include her father, Oskar Winkler, mother Hildegard and step father Kurt Wiedenhoeft.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be given to the VA Home in King, WI, other local VA homes or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visitation Friday, July 12, from 4-6 PM at the Schramka Funeral Home, 13220 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, followed by a Funeral Service at 6 PM.

Schramka Funeral Home
13220 W. Capitol Dr.
Brookfield, WI 53005
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, July 12th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Schramka Funeral Home
    13220 W Capitol Dr
    Brookfield, WI 53005
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Friday, July 12th, 2019 6:00pm
    Schramka Funeral Home
    13220 W Capitol Dr
    Brookfield, WI 53005
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Christa Thompson

Posted at 10:10am
Uncle Ernie, Keith, Michelle, Todd and Families, My heart hurts that I can not attend. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sending a donation to the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King in memorandum of Aunt Marliese. Sending you all hugs across the miles. Love Christa, Andy and Josh Thompson

Pat Paddon

Posted at 06:25pm
We have memories of many good times with Marliese. She was a good friend and fun to be with, always cheerful and upbeat.
Fred and Pat Paddon

Susan (Heilig) Selby and Steve Selby and family

Posted at 05:45pm
When I think of Aunt Marliese, I can't help but think of the farm and our visit many years ago. Such a beautiful and tranquil place. A tree just seemed so fitting to remember her; a beautiful person inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
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Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin

Posted at 09:48am
On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer's Association - thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in Marliese's name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave Grams, Executive Director

Aaron & Caryl Solsrud

Posted at 08:19pm
We had many good times with Ernie and Marliese .....what a super hostess....Heaven has just gotten a new angel
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Aaron & Caryl Solsrud purchased the Sweet Tranquility Basket for the family of Marliese Lasanske.


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