Jean Ann "Meme" Banasiak (Nee Hersman) of Waukesha died peacefully on Friday, July 16, 2021 at her home, with her loving family by her side. She was born on July 2, 1946 in Hopkins, MN to John and Helen (Nee Miller) Hersman. Jean was a 1968 graduate of Marquette University. On September 21, 1968 she married Michael Banasiak. She was employed at St. Joseph Hospital as a Medical Technologist from 1972-1976. She was a member of St. William’s Catholic Church, often volunteering at church and St. Willliam’s Catholic Grade School. Jean enjoyed her time as a volunteer for Catholic Memorial High School Auction.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 52 years, Michael Banasiak of Waukesha and their two children, Jamie Banasiak of Los Angeles, CA, Katie (Joe Toomey) Backhaus of Pulaski, WI and her dear grandchildren Eli, Cameron and Clara. She is further survived by her brothers, John (Shelly) Hersman of Seattle; Bob (Vicki) Hersman of Hopkins, MN; Tom (Ann) Hersman of Minnetonka, MN; Jerry (Beth) Hersman of Eagan, MN nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd Waukesha from 10:00 AM until the Funeral Mass at 12:00 PM (Noon). Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Waukesha. Memorials in Jean’s name are appreciated to pancan.org.
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