Elberta E. Manchen

Elberta E. Manchen (nee Maxwell), 87, of Brookfield, died on Oct. 21, 2015. 

She was born on July 31, 1928 to Louis and Sara Maxwell (nee Armstrong). She later married Robert F. Machen, who preceded his wife in death. The couple raised nine children.

Ms. Manchen is survived by her children, Robert (Mary Lou) Manchen, Michael Manchen, Stephen (Kelly) Manchen, John (Mary) Manchen, Beth Manchen, Frank (Doreen) Manchen, James Manchen, David Manchen, and Paul Manchen; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Arthur (Helga) Maxwell, Eugene (Mildred) Maxwell, Janet (Lewis) Aldridge, William Maxwell, Mabel (Roy) Gilbert, Frances (Eugene) Paulsen, Carrol Maxwell, and her twin, Elbert (Thelma) Maxwell; and her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and her brother, Donald (Genveve) Maxwell. 

Services have been held. Interment was at Elm Lawn Cemetery. 

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield followed, handled arrangements.