Lorraine “Petey” Wilson, 89, Green Bay resident, died Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Rennes Healthcare. She was born September 24, 1932, in Pulaski to the late Bernard and Lucille (Liss) Mancheski. Petey attended Green Bay East High School and married Robert Wilson on August 28, 1954. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2016.
Petey was an active mom, catholic and volunteer. In her early years, she volunteered through her parish, St. Mary of the Angels, where she was a longtime member, as well as at the Curative Workshop and Girl Scouts. Petey was an avid bowler and a league bowler with the Thursday Night Women’s League at the Golden Bowl. Her passion was the “Lake Life” at Lake Hilbert. It is the place where she welcomed family and friends, like her dear neighbors – the late Lee and Theresa Destache. She enjoyed a friendly competitive game of Sheepshead, devoured books and soaked up all the sunshine the day had to offer. It was her “Happy, Happy” place. Lovingly known to her grandchildren as “Gugs”, family was always a priority and Christmas was her favorite time of the year, as she loved to decorate her home and share in the magic with her loved ones.
She is survived by her five children: Michael (Susan) Wilson, Pulaski; Jeffrey (Tina) Wilson, Oconto Falls; Kathryn Wilson, Cedarburg; Kimberly Wilson, Frisco, CO and Steven (Laurie) Wilson, Green Bay; five grandchildren: Lee Wilson, Megan and Samuel Wilson, Lindsey and Ben Wilson; one great-granddaughter, Reagan Nummerdor; two brothers, Jerry (Arlene) Mancheski and Fred (Toni) Mancheski; sister, Alice Hershman; sister-in-law, Carolyn Mancheski and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Mancheski.
Friends may call at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 650 S. Irwin Ave., on Thursday, June 2, from 9:00-10:45 am. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Thursday at the church with Fr. Ponce Macabalo OFM officiating. Entombment at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to Petey’s family at www.prokowall.com.
The Wilson family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of St. Mary’s Oncology and Hospital, Rennes Healthcare and Unity Hospice. Their care and concern will always be remembered.