88 year old, Wilbert "Whitey" Mahnke of Pana Illinois died Wednesday, February, 27, at 9:10 PM at Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana, Illinois. Wilbert "Whitey" Mahnke was born Thursday, May 8 1924, in Prairie Township Shelby County Illinois the son of Henry and Mary Mahnke.  Whitey grew up on the family farm in Prairie Township near Mode Illinois.  He was a veteran of the United States Army WW II Philippine occupation forces.  He married Susie J Hadowsky on February 2, 1980, in Effingham, Illinois. They owned and operated Whitey's Lawn Service in Pana for over 30 years.  He is Survived by:  DAUGHTER Lisa Anderson SPOUSE Chad OF Georgia; SON Matthew Mahnke OF Pana IL; GRANDSON Dean Anderson OF Georgia.  He was PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: parents, wife, 3 Brothers: Cleo, Albert, & Elmer Mahnke

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March, 6 at 10:30 AM at Kennedy & Sons Funeral Home, Pana, Illinois with Pastor Greg White, officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 until 7:00, Tuesday, March 5, at Kennedy & Sons, Pana. Burial will be in Greenwood Fairview Cemetery, Christian County Illinois, with military rites by United States Army Military Honor Guard.


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