Vivian Konen

PORTAGE  --   Vivian Konen, age 93, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena.

Vivian was born on June 13, 1921 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Albert and Nettie (Meyer) Bethke.  She was married to George Konen on March 2, 1946 in Milwaukee.  He preceded her in death on May 22, 1994.  Vivian had been a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Jeanne Mundt, Portage, and Judy (David) McDonald, Plainfield, IN;  her grandchildren, Jeffrey (Miranda Martin) Mundt, Heather (Matthew) Smith, Eric Mundt, Kelly (Daniel) Behringer, Stacey (Jesse) Grubbs, and Joshua McDonald (Laura Montgomery);  her great-grandchildren, Damien Mundt, Miles and Graham Behringer, Aiden and Avery Grubbs;  her sister, Doris (William) Barak, Pewaukee;  her brothers and sisters-in-law, Marie Powers, Joe (Carol) Konen, and Roger Konen;  many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George, her sister, June Stark and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Warren Stark, Dick and Mary Konen, Agnes Konen, Frieda and Roy Hoerig, and Charles Powers.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 9235 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, with the Rev. Ari Mattson officiating.  Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

We would like to thank the staff of Columbia Health Care Center, especially Birch Boulevard, and Dr. Amy Strain for the excellent care given to our Mom.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)