Dolores Margaret Manghera

Dolores Margaret Manghera, 79, of Edgerton, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born on January 26, 1933, in Reedsville, WI, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Mandlick) Van Der Louis. She was united in marriage on June 28, 1965, in Reedsville, WI, to Peter Paul Manghera. He preceded her in death on November 26, 1998. She was a long time member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Edgerton. Dolores had worked as a secretary at the Brillion Iron Works and also the Reedsville School District. She loved volunteering. She was on St. Joseph's Parish Church Council, a Eucharistic Minister, a Religious Education Teacher for 29 years, on the Council for Catholic Women, Rock County Deanery International Chair Person, on the Edgerton Community Outreach Board and a volunteer, the Edgerton Federation of Women's Club where she served as Co-President, the Edgerton Hospital Auxiliary and the Marquette Club. Her special love was spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Dolores is survived by three sons, Peter (Sheila) Manghera, Carrollton, TX, Michael (Mary) Manghera, Janesville and Mark (Rebekah) Manghera, DeForest, WI; six grandchildren, Olivia, Ariana, Carmen, Miranda, Matthew and Peter. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and three brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Edgerton, with Father David Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the Parish cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the EHLERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, (US HWY 51 S), Edgerton,  from 6 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m. and at the church on Friday, from 10 00 a.m. until the time of the service. A prayer services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 8 00 p.m. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to, St. Joseph's Catholic Church Elevator Fund. (590 S St., Joseph Circle, Edgerton, WI 53534). The family wishes to say a special thank you to Dr. Prendergast, Nurse Shirley, and everyone at the Oncology Department at St. Mary's Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Mom over the past two years.  We also want to thank everyone at Agrace Hospice.  We want to give a very special thank you to BrightStar, especially to Amy and Chanin, for their excellent care of Mom during her final week...we are forever greatful that we were able to have Mom at home.  Finally, an extra special thank you to Rich and Ellen Gilbertson, Joan Poettgen and to all of Mom's friends for always being there and watching over Mom all these will never know how much that meant!

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