2009 Assembly Joint Resolution 132
ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION
Relating to: the life and public service of Verna Manders-Mandli.
Whereas, Verna Manders-Mandli was born on April 10, 1920, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and died on April 1, 2010, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and
Whereas, Mrs. Manders-Mandli graduated from West De Pere High School, and attended the Green Bay Vocational School (now Northeast Wisconsin Technical College); and
Whereas, Mrs. Manders-Mandli met and married Adrian Manders and together they raised two remarkable children; and
Whereas, Mrs. Manders-Mandli was president of the Holy Rosary Society of Saint Ignatius Church. She worked at AC Spark Plug during the war, at Struvey's popcorn factory in De Pere, at Sears on Milwaukee's famous Mitchell Street in the gift wrapping department, at the Pfister Hotel as a banquette waitress, in the kitchen of the County Hospital, and as a crossing guard, and held many other varied and enjoyable positions; and
Whereas, Mrs. Manders-Mandli became a widow in 1967 and ran for her then recently deceased husband's legislative seat and received 1,176 votes to Joseph Czerwinski's 1,157 votes on September 12, 1967, defeating her challenger by only 19 votes in the special primary election; and
Whereas, Mrs. Manders-Mandli was elected to the Wisconsin assembly in an October 1967 special election to serve out the remainder of her late husband Adrian's legislative term in Milwaukee's 8th Assembly District; and
Whereas, during her tenure in the legislature, Mrs. Manders-Mandli was a member of the Committee on Excise and Fees and of the Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs; and
Whereas, Mrs. Manders-Mandli introduced one bill: 1967 Assembly Bill 1080, regarding the limitation of time for notice of assessment on income tax. The bill failed to pass; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature commend the devoted public service that Verna Manders-Mandli contributed to this state and her community, express their sorrow at her death, and extend their condolences to her family and friends; and, be it further
Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint resolution to Mrs. Manders-Mandli's son, Patrick Manders, and daughter, Jackie Hittman.