Allen G. Lanke

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Allen G. Lanke, 80, of Plover, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Care Partners.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1935, in Prairie du Chien, to the late Lawrence and Helen (Allen) Lanke and served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 22, 1953, until his honorable discharge on Oct. 11, 1957.

On Oct. 24, 1959, he was married to Mary Alice Diederich at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee. She died on Oct. 31, 2015.

Allen was a self-employed electrical contractor, owning A. Lanke Electric, Inc. in Plover.

Survivors include his sons and daughters, Robert Lanke of Plover, Stephanie (Fabian) Levandoski of West Allis, Janice (Kurt) Achterkirch of Greenfield, and Kevin Lanke of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren, Jennifer (Richard) Beyer, Zachary and Matthew Lanke, Kimberly Millies and Michael (Christina Yanke) Millies, and Nicholas Achterkirch; great-grandchildren, Kaurmha Warner and Vameirra Beyer; brother, Richard Lanke; sister, Carol Pillard; sister-in-law, Liz (Roger) Martineau; and brother-in-law, Fran (Shirley) Diederich.

In addition to his parents and wife, Allen was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, JoAnn Lanke; and brother-in-law, Jerry Pillard.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Pisarski Community Funeral Home, 2911 Plover Road, Plover, with Deacon Vern Linzmeier of St. Bronislava Parish officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Bloomer on Saturday, May 21st.

A memorial service for Allen will also be held in Milwaukee on April 16, 2016.

Pisarski Funeral Homes are honored to be assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

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