MILWAUKEE - Ellen Pickl (Mendina) (nee Tinti) was born to Eternal Life on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at age 95.
She was the beloved wife of the late William Mendina and John Pickl; dear mother of Bill (Barbara) Mendina of Norway, Donna (William) Gigl, Ray Mendina, and Sandra Mendina. Stepmother of Thomas (Mary) Pickl, Lila (Dennis) Drewek and Mary Sue (Thomas) Walker; grandmother of Dante Mendina, Mario (Toni) Mendina, Dawn (John) Bal, Aloysius Gigl, Julie (Phil) Hall, Karla (Jim) Rutan, Gina (Michael) Makal, Tony Mendina, Matthew Mendina, and Annette (Armin) Naebe. Step-grandmother of Timothy (Marsha) Pickl, Terrance Pickl, Thomas Pickl Jr., Troy (Bekk) Pickl, Terese (Thomas) Piece, Damian (Lynn) Drewek and Dalton (Tina) Drewek; dear aunt of Marie Johnson and Janice Tinti; and friend of best gardener Angelo Chicchi.
She is further survived by a sister, Mary Meisel; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held today at Prince of Peace/Principe de Paz Catholic Church, 1138 South 25th St. in Milwaukee, at 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon.
Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
The Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home of West Allis, Wis. is in charge of arrangements.