Phyllis V. Mahnke, age 86, of Brownton, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minnesota with interment in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Phyllis Vernice Mahnke was born on February 28, 1935, in Brownton, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Marvin and Esther (Woller) Dennin. Phyllis was baptized as an infant on March 17, 1935, by Reverend Henry Weerts, and later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 16, 1948, by Reverend Gerhard Schmidt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minnesota. She received her education in Brownton, and was a graduate with the Brownton High School class of 1953.
On July 21, 1953, Phyllis was united in marriage to Vernon Mahnke at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minnesota, by Reverend R.W. Koepp. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Wanda and Connie. Phyllis and Vernon resided in Brownton. They shared 57 years of marriage before Vernon passed away on March 22, 2011.
Phyllis was a bookkeeper at the Brownton Creamery for 25 years before starting at Telex as a Lead, where she was employed for 18 years. After retiring, Phyllis enjoyed working for her special second family, Dennis and Deb Rosenau at Deb’s Hair and Tanning. Phyllis was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton and a member of the 600 club in bowling. She was also a member of the Unit 143 American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years where she served as President and held many other office titles.
Phyllis enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, gardening, and helping her husband with building oriole bird feeders. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Phyllis passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 86 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Phyllis is survived by her:
Daughter, Wanda Lou and her husband, Jon Bryant;
Grandchildren, Christina Bryant, Jason (Sarah) Bryant, Amy (Karl) Baumfalk, Adam Alexander;
Nephew, Steve (Deb) Mahnke;
Sister-in-law, Betty Mahnke;
Special Cousin, Steven Dennin;
Many other relatives and friends.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her Parents, Marvin and Esther Dennin; Husband, Vernon Mahnke; Brother, Dale Dennin in infancy; Sister, Sharon Mapstone; Daughter, Connie Spach; Father and Mother-in-law, Martin and Ella Mahnke; Brother-in-law, Elroy Mahnke; Aunts and Uncles.