Marjorie “Jorie” Helen Lemberger Hannan, born October 6, 1947, in Milwaukee, WI, left this world on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Madison, WI, at the age of 71 after a car accident.
Jorie attended St. Pius X grade school, Divine Savior High School, and graduated from St. Norbert College, with a degree in education in 1969, where she was a member of Delta Zeta. Jorie married Stephen Hannan on August 23, 1969 and was looking forward to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary later this year. Jorie started her teaching career at Maple Dale Indian Hills School in River Hills where she taught for three years. Steve and Jorie moved to Beaver Dam in 1972, where she was a member of the Jaycettes, Newcomers, Law Wives, and the Childbirth Parent Education Association. Steve and Jorie welcomed four children, Stephen Jr., Kathryn, Daniel, and Brian, at their longtime home on MacArthur Drive. Jorie was an awesome mom, greeting her children at the end of their first day of school, each year with warm chocolate chip cookies, reading to them constantly, playing board games, and she became a mainstay at all of her childrens’ many sporting events and musical performances. As her children say, she probably loved them more than they deserved. Jorie spent over 20 years teaching early education at YMCA Wee Wise Preschool and treasured her time with each of her students. Upon retirement, she volunteered in a second grade classroom and was the story lady in Marshfield for many years. One of Jorie’s greatest accomplishments was her seven “grand-darlings”—Julia, Eleanor, Will, Charlie, Andrew, Weston, and Evie—who all love their “Monnie” dearly. Jorie will be remembered for her love of reading, hosting fabulous summer parties, Thanksgiving feasts, “Hannan Christmas” for her extended family, and her love of correct grammar. Quite surprisingly to her four children, Jorie was the life of the party at Benjamin Court neighborhood get-togethers.
She is survived by her husband Stephen Hannan; her children Stephen (Molly) Hannan, Jr. of Wauwatosa, Kate (Jim) Bennett of Marshfield, Daniel (April) Hannan of Sun Prairie, and Brian (Becky) Hannan of Rubicon; her “grand-darlings”, Julia Bennett, Eleanor Hannan, Will Hannan, Charlie Hannan, Andrew Bennett, Weston Hannan, and Evie Bennett; her siblings Max (Victoria) Lemberger of White Bear Lake, MN, Terry (Chuck) Sexton of Greenville, SC, Cecilia Cruse of Anderson, SC, and Rob Lemberger of Albuquerque, NM; and countless relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Helen Lemberger, and her brother John Lemberger.
A memorial gathering for Jorie will be held from 4 p.m.—7 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the KOEPSELL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME in Beaver Dam. A gathering will also be held at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish – Mission Hall in Beaver Dam on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 10:30 a.m.—11:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Michael Erwin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Beaver Dam Scholarship Foundation and St. Katharine Drexel Tuition Assistance Fund are appreciated. We love you more...
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.