Passed away peacefully on April 15th, 2023, at the age of 58 years old. Beloved Son of Patrick H. Manske (Carol Teg), and Phyllis Kessenich (Lavern Kessenich), cherished brother of Michelle Webb, Margaret Layo (William Budzien), Fredrick (Terese), Carolyn and Lawrence, and Patrick McGeshick. Loving uncle to Kevin and Nick Layo, Kristen Olguin (Anthony), Andrea and Joseph Marschner, and Jacob Sandy. Bill will be especially missed by his life love and devoted soulmate, Joanne Pawelski. Further survived by aunts, uncles, and many cousins and friends.
Family was extremely important to Bill, and he never failed to attend a family event, always bringing his freewheeling fun spirit. Bill ended every family conversation or parting with an “I love you.” From early on, Bill was passionate about practicing and performing rock music on his drums and became an accomplished musician at a young age. He loved his vintage Cutlass, and his Harleys. Bill lived his life to the fullest, he loved riding, the adventure and freedom of the road, the wind in his hair and the camaraderie of the ride with friends.
Bill was a hardworking man of action and enjoyed the decades of his career in the family businesses and contributing along with his father and brothers to the success of the companies. He was a do-er and always had an improvement project going, either at his house, his rental properties or lending a hand to friends or family on their projects. Bill, we love you and you will be missed and, in our hearts, forever.
To continue Bill’s love and legacy of music, in lieu of flowers, memorials to White House of Music appreciated.
Memorial Service to be held on May 12th, 2023, beginning with a visitation from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Faith Community, 9520 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 PM. Graveside service immediately following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.