Norman O. Mahnke

Norman O. Mahnke

January 03, 1951 ‐ November 23, 2022
Norman  O. Mahnke
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Sheffield Lake, Ohio Visitation: December 01, 2022

Norman Otto Mahnke Jr., age 71, dear father of Ryan Bentley (Fidela), Matthew Mahnke (Stacey), and Christopher Mahnke. Loving Grandfather of Tyler, Marissa, Natalee, and Matthew. Brother of Norma VandenBerg, Shirley Kelley, and Donald Mahnke. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father Norman Otto Mahnke sr., Mother June Lillian Mahnke, and sister Diane Mahnke.

Norm served in the United States Navy after graduating from North Olmsted high school in 1969 receiving an honorable discharge in 1972.

 Norm loved fishing, riding his Harley Davidson, and Bowling with family and friends.

He was also a very active supporter of all local youth and high school sports. From when his kids were in school through to his grandkids, Norm could be found watching every practice, game, or match. At every local bowling center or a sunny baseball field. Norm was always there to support not only his own kids or grandkids, but the whole team.

Norm was always willing to help anyone in need through out his life. He touched so many more lives than can be accounted for here and he will be truly missed by all that had the good fortune of knowing him.

Family and friends will be received from 5-8pm on Thursday, December 1st at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake. In lie of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Guest Comments

Betsy Cueni

Absolutely loved working with Norm all those years at Sears. Rest in peace

Sara College (Dunson)
Lakewood oh

My siblings and I have very fond memories of “uncle norm” from Sears with our dad, Doug Dunson. We had a blast camping at Charles mills with Matt and Chris, us kids “working” at the store, and the annual chili cooks offs. Many of our fondest childhood memories are from spending time with him and our dad. We are sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Kimmel
Avon Lake, Ohio

Prayers to the friends and family of Norm. May he rest in peace.


Norm has been Darrell's neighbor since moving next door in 1986; for me 1993 when I married Darrell. Norm lived quietly, always polite. Wish us neighbors had known of his passing sooner so we could have attended the service.

Our Lord will walk with you during this time.

Pamela Squire
Wellington Ohio

I feel so fortunate to have met Norm through my husband Bernie and the rest of the Sears crew. My heartfelt condolences to the family. We lost a good soul and friend. Bless you all

Bob Piskura
North Olmsted, Ohio

We had many great laughs together. Rest in peace, my friend.

Tom Riley /Westlake R/C Club
Avon, OH

Norm was a long-time friend to many of us in the Westlake Radio Control Club. He will be missed by all of us.
He was especially close to Gus Graziano and the late Ray Doan.

Terry & Brenda Carlson
Ocala, Florida

Norm was such a kind and fun man! We had alot of good times & so many laughs!!! Norm will be greatly missed! Condolences to all of his family...

Eddie Morales
Lorain, OH

I remeber Norman to be a pleasant and very funny man.
I am sure he will be missed.
My deepest condolences to your entire family.

Bob & Cheri Mihalko
Lorain, OH

Spent many a fun time laughing with Norm.
Will miss him dearly.
Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

The Dore's
Sheffield Lake

So sorry for your family's loss. Sending love and prayers!!

Cheryl Doell
Sheffield Lake, Ohio

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

penny and linn oring
brunswick,ohio 44212

our prayers are with you. sorry for your loss.

Fran Ruse
Elyria, Ohio

I am sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs to your families.

Kitzberger family
Sheffield Ohio

Norm will be truly missed. His humor and kind heart at all the kids events was such a blessing! Sending love!