Marjorie "Jorie" Hannan

  • Born: October 6, 1947
  • Died: May 24, 2019
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Beaver Dam, WI 53916

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Marjorie "Jorie" Helen Lemberger Hannan, born October 6, 1947 in Milwaukee, WI, left this world on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Madison, 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 twenty 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. until 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 from 10:30 a.m. until 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...


Condolence & Memory Journal


I remember Jorie as Katie's mom and a super one at that. I think at the time that Katie and I attended the Y WeeWise Preschool that Jorie was a room mom and helper extraordinaire, maybe that is where I got my PTO knack from. She was a friendly face and helping hand to all that met her in the community and for that we have all been touched by her presence. Katie, Danny, Brian, & Steve, you have all been in my mind and heart these last few weeks. I'm so sorry for the loss of this beautiful human and know that her light and love will continue to shine upon you in all your days to come.

Posted by Erica Bouska (Bashynski) - Madison, WI - Friend   June 16, 2019

Steve and Family,
John and I would like to express our most sincere condolences to all of you. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by John and Carol Zuleger - Juneau, WI - Friend   June 15, 2019


Deepest Sympathies to you Steve and family. I know you were so looking forward to the next chapter in life after retirement. You both worked so hard to get here. It's a tragedy. I pray for God's comfort as you lean on the promise that we'll all be together again one day. In another time and another place where we never have to say goodbye again. What a wonderful reunion it will be!

Julia Rogers, Beaver Dam, WI

Posted by Julia Rogers - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   June 14, 2019

Our deepest sympathies. Jorie was all 3 of my kids preschool teacher. She was so kind and compassionate; we just loved her. Blessings be yours during this very difficult time

Posted by Brian and Lana Ferstl - Beaver Dam, WI - Acquaintance   June 11, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Steve and family. To remain in the hearts and memories of those left behind is not to die. ✝✝

Posted by Claire Gensch - Madison, WI - Friend   June 10, 2019

Steve (and family): So sorry to hear of Jorie's passing. Hope you're doing okay. Jorie always had a smile and fun stories. Sending prayers out to all of you.

Posted by Jane Hilgers (f/k/a Pfitzinger) - Moorhead, MN - Friend   June 07, 2019

Steve, Terry and I are so sorry for the loss of your wife. Praying for you and your children.

Posted by Mary and Terry Neuman - Randolph, WI   June 05, 2019

My condolences to the Hannan family in this difficult time! Thoughts and prayers are for your family.

Posted by Nick Maas - Burnett, WI - Friend   June 05, 2019


I'm so sorry for your loss. It is hard to say goodbye, but remember she will always be in your heart.

Posted by Colleen Lemberger - Pewaukee, WI - Family   June 04, 2019

Dear Steve and family,
We were both very shocked to hear about the accident and Jorie's death. Healing takes time and we send our sympathy and best wishes to you all as you come to grips with this terrible loss.
We saw Jorie at Culvers here in Sun Prairie not too long ago, with a couple of her grandchildren. She filled us in a little bit about her wonderful life at this stage and her delight in her beloved children and grandchildren. She had a well lived life and you were lucky to have her.
We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Debbie and Andy Bissonnette - SUN PRAIRIE, WI   June 04, 2019

Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have been in our prayers ever since we heard the news. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your entire extended family.

Posted by Tyler Ratajczak - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   June 04, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to you all. What a wonderful woman who loved you all. May you find comfort in all the memories and traditions she gave you.

Posted by Laura Kruse - Marshfield, WI - Family Friend   June 04, 2019

Steve and family...Mary and I are deeply saddened by your loss. It is difficult to find the correct words at times like this. We do know that you will find comfort in your deep faith.

Posted by Dan-Mary Braker-Novak - Beaver Dam, WI   June 03, 2019

Steve, Difficult to express the sorrow felt for you and your family. Our prayers to help you through the days ahead. Let your memories bring strength to you all.

Posted by John and Pamela Pryme - BEAVER DAM, WI - Coworker   May 30, 2019


Steve, we are so sorry to hear of Marjorie's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Terri & Kevin Diehlmann - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   May 29, 2019

Steve and family,
I will miss Jorie, she was one of my favorite patients. I always looked forward to catching up with her as we shared what our families were going through. I hope that your good memories of her will help get you through this difficult time.

Posted by Deb Syse - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   May 28, 2019

So much love to you all x

Posted by Mike and Stacy Shedivy - Wilmette, IL - Friend   May 27, 2019

We are so sorry, Steve. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Beth Jewell - Friend   May 27, 2019

so, sorry. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Dick S - Hartland, WI - Friend   May 26, 2019

Our family grieves the loss in yours...we are keeping you very close in our hearts and prayers. When you've loved someone your whole life, you can be sure her love surrounds you still...With deepest sympathy to you all at this time of incredible sadness.

Posted by Pat & Gordy Frinak & Kohl - Randolph, WI - Friend   May 26, 2019

Steve, I am so sorry for you and your family. Jori was a sweetheart. You both were very special to Jim and I. Your in our prayers.

Posted by Ellie Sokoly - KESHENA, WI - Friend   May 26, 2019

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