Obit: Wanke, Orlyn (1924-1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Wanke, Pribbernow, Hennlich, McGenley

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (21 July 1983)

Wanke, Orlyn J. (1924-14 July 1983)

Word had been received of the death of a former Curtiss resident, Orlyn Wanke, 58, of Milwaukee, He died there July 14.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John (Hattie Pribbernow) Wanke. He graduated from Owen High School in 1942. On April 5, 1947 in Curtiss he married the former Evelyn Hennlich. She survives. He was employed in Milwaukee by Wisconsin Electric.

He was a member of the South Sid Redeemer E.V. Lutheran Church, and the Tripoli Shrine Clown Unit, both of Milwaukee. He entertained many groups with his magic and as the clown named "Stix".

Also surviving are four sons, Terrance, James, Dennis and Thomas, all of Milwaukee; a sister, Jean McGenly of Gary, Indiana; and five grandchildren.

 

 


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