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Ione Peske

Ione F. Peske (Michels)

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Obituary

Ione F. Peske (nee Michels), passed away on March 20, 2021 in West Bend, WI. She was born on July 10, 1934 in Milwaukee to Raymond and Margaret (nee Atkins) Michels. Ione married the love of her life Charles in 1958. She was a guidance counselor at the New Berlin Public Schools for many years.

Ione loved gardens. In her younger years, she tended several flower gardens. Ione enjoyed spending time with her friends in “the club”, loved to travel, listen to jazz and Sinatra music, and attend outings with her red hat club. She was a part of St John Vianney Bible Study for many years. Ione was also an active member of Phi Lamda Theta for some time after graduating from Wisconsin State college with her degree in education and later her master's degree from UW Milwaukee. She also enjoyed corresponding with friends and family via mail. She was passionate about helping others, spent many hours volunteering at The Ronald McDonald House and others, also continually donating to her favorite charities.

Ione is survived by her much-loved children, Chris (Beth) Peske, Theresa (Jeff) Bolwerk and Mary (Mike) Nowakowski; adored grandchildren, Sam, Abbey, John, Maya, Cole, Emily, Evan and Eric; precious Great-granddaughter Grace Alice and son-in-law Lee (Michelle).

Ione is preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles, her parents and beloved daughter Cindy Erzberger.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3:00PM on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at St. Frances Cabrini (1025 S. 7th Ave, West Bend, WI 53095) with Fr. Nathan Reesman presiding. Visitation is at church on Thursday, March 25th from 2:00PM until 2:45PM. Mass will be live Streamed at 3:00PM on the Phillip Facebook Page. Entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to one of mom’s favorite charities. Ronald McDonald House (rmhc-easternwi.org), Milwaukee Rescue Mission (milmisson.org), Sojourner House (familypeacecenter.org), St. Jude’s Hospital or the Shriners Hospital.

A special thank you to the entire staff at New Perspectives West Bend and Compassionate Care Hospice for their kind and loving care.

Go out and live like Ione’s example-
Pray often for all your family and friends!
Send out hand written notes and cards to those you love and care about.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 25th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 2:45pm
    When
    Thursday, March 25th, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Location
    St Frances Cabrini
    Address
    1025 S. 7th Ave
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, March 25th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 25th, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    St Frances Cabrini
    Address
    1025 S. 7th Ave
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Mass will be live streamed on the Phillip Facebook page at 3:00PM.
    Officiant
    Fr Nathan Reesman
  • Interment

    Friday, March 26th, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, March 26th, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    Wisconsin Memorial Park
    Address
    13235 W Capitol Dr
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
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