Joanne Macke

JoAnne Macke

November 8, 1948 – April 15, 2018

JoAnne Macke of Mullen, Nebraska, died on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at her home in Omaha.  She was born on November 8, 1948, to Bill and Betty (Law) Macke in Alliance, Nebraska, and graduated from Mullen High School in 1967.

Together with Steve Breitenfeldt, JoAnne had five children: Rick Breitenfeldt (Tony), Stephanie Neuhaus (Rob), Mandi Noel (Tony), Jamie Lindburg (Jason), and Adam Breitenfeldt (Jenny); and ten grandchildren: Madeline, Luke, Ian, Olivia, Matthew, Kaelyn, Sydney, Isabella, Hailey, and Wyatt.   She enjoyed baking, golfing, and vacationing with her children.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Bill and Bob Macke, and her brother-in-law, Larry Bostron. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Macke and Peg Bostron; her brother, Jim Macke (Michelle); numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen, Nebraska.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in JoAnne’s name to the Mayo Clinic’s Sandra J. Schultze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Rochester, Minnesota, which provides free lodging, programs, and services to cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel away from home for treatment.




  • Dwight and Janet Posted April 16, 2018 7:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We have many good memories with your mom. I think of her often. We had no idea she was ill. Love you all.

  • The Moyers Posted April 16, 2018 7:45 pm

    You will be missed and will always have a special place in our hearts.

  • Ron and Cindy Consbruck Posted April 16, 2018 8:04 pm

    We are so sorry. Know that we are thinking about you at this difficult time. Love an d hugs

  • Vernon and Gretchen Golladay Posted April 16, 2018 8:11 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers with you all. Your mom was such a kind and generous person!

  • Amy Miller Johnson Posted April 16, 2018 8:25 pm

    What a beautiful soul…an awesome life…I am a Mullen High School classmate and praying for peace in your hearts as the children and grandchildren of Joanne. Memories are priceless…

  • Amy and Lee Conner Posted April 16, 2018 10:12 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are of all of you. May Mama JoAnn Rest In Peace. She leaves a wonderful legacy in each And everyone of you.

  • Marc Embree Posted April 17, 2018 1:41 am

    Sending sympathy, comfort and love to the family. . MHS 1967

  • The Winders Posted April 17, 2018 2:18 pm

    Sarcastic wit and a generous heart, she leaves behind a living legacy in the lives she has touched and the memories she helped create.

  • MRy Lou Harding Posted April 17, 2018 5:37 pm

    Ah, JoAnne. I’m a former classmate from Mullen. So thankful Jo has heavenly healing now. She’s face to face with our Lord. Prayers of peace for her family as they adapt to her earthly absence. May God’s grace sustain you all

  • Mina Duncan Posted April 17, 2018 8:58 pm

    Sending sympathy and prayers in your loss of JoAnne. Knowing that she loved all of you with her whole heart, may you sense peace and comfort.

  • Marilyn Pearson Posted April 17, 2018 9:36 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all of JoAnne’s family!!! Mullen High classmate ’67

  • Aunt Mary Posted April 24, 2018 7:10 pm

    Heaven’s garden has a beautiful new bloom……………XO’s

  • Sue Carson Moore Posted May 10, 2018 6:22 am

    I will miss our early morning calls and JoAnne asking me “so how’s that working out for you?” She was a dear friend to me and I will miss her so much.

  • Mark Frillman Posted May 10, 2018 8:44 am

    We had some good fun! I will miss all the innuendo! So much laughter she brought to the world! My best to all the family I have known. Peace!

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