Sarah Bea Maedke

Sarah Bea Maedke, 24-day-old daughter of Bill and Erica (Pagel) Maedke of Green Bay, was taken by our Father to her heavenly home on Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, 2019, at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Sarah was born Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital with a congenital heart defect.

Survivors include her parents and two sisters, Hannah, 3, and Eleanor, 2. She is the 15th grandchild of paternal grandparents, Bill and JoAnn Maedke, Eden; and the 11th grandchild of maternal grandparents, Daniel and Marie Pagel, Spruce. She is further survived by paternal great-grandparents, Sam and Beatrice Gudex, Campbellsport; maternal great-grandmother, Jeanette Pagel, Kelly Lake; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Lucille Maedke; and her maternal great-grandparents, Leslie Pagel and Clayton and Joan Alsteen.

Visitation will be held after 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2066 Lawrence Drive, De Pere, until the time of service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery, Spruce.

Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is serving the Maedke family.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family wishes to purchase a pasteurizer for breastmilk at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, so that donated milk can be safely shared with other babies in need. Please go to, click on the donate button in the upper right hand corner and donate in memory of Sarah Maedke. You may also call 414-266-6100.

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