Ione B. Pischke, age 100, of Berlin, WI, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Brown Wilcox Assisted Living in Berlin, surrounded by her loving family.
Ione was born in the township of Brooklyn, WI, on March 21, 1917, the daughter of William and Emma (Kelm) Zimmerman. On November 19, 1935, she married Alfred Pischke in Green Lake, WI. He passed away in 1992. Ione was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church of Green Lake, as well as a former member of Green Lake County Homemakers. She will be fondly remembered by her children and grandchildren for her cooking and baking skills, she was the grandma every child should experience. She was never out of cookies, and always had time to read them a book, play a game of cards, or just cuddle.
Ione was the beautiful mother of her surviving children, Darlene (Albert) Schmidt of Johnson Creek, WI, DuWayne (Linda) Pischke of Green Lake, WI, and Sharon (John Fassbender) Timm of Green Lake, WI; and daughter-in-law, Joyce Pischke of Ripon, WI. She is also survived by her eighteen precious grandchildren: Jim (Sue) Yagler, Judy (Gordon) Hoffman, Robert (Martha) Pischke, Daniel Pischke, John Pischke, Ervin (Shelly) Jordan, Kenny Jordan, Kim England, Karen (John) Jones, Patti (Steven) Hansen, Dawn Marcelain, Candace (Robert) Sonnenberg, Sherri (Garret) Miller, Carrie (Jon) Martinez, Lisa (David) Peters, David (Mandy) Pischke, Georgia (Paul) Zills, and Michael (Toni) Timm; thirty-one great-grandchildren; twenty great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Ione was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred; an infant son in 1945; son, Eugene in 2009; two sisters; seven brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and one nephew.
A visitation for Ione will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church, 440 Lake Street, Green Lake, WI, 54941.
A funeral service for Ione will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church, with Reverend Rodney E. Dietsche officiating. Interment will follow at Bluffton Cemetery in the Town of Brooklyn. Her family would like to thank the staff of Brown-Wilcox Assisted Living for the care and love given to her over the past ten years, and to Agnesian Hospice for their care and for the support they gave her family during this time. A special thank you to Reverend Dietsche for his weekly visits to support her in her unwavering faith.
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