Ernestine A. Mansfield
1940 - 2019
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Ernestine A. Mansfield

Ernestine A. Mansfield, age 79, a current Phoenix resident (formerly of Manitowoc, WI and Nash, OK) passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 26, 2019 at Shea Honor Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Ernestine was born in Earp, CA in 1940 to Ernest and Florence Farrell. She fondly remembered living in the desert with a converted boxcar serving as the family's starter home. Moving to Nash, Oklahoma at age 6, Ernestine and her younger sister, Eileen, attended public school, enjoying the tight-knit rural community life. Ernestine attended nursing school at Oklahoma University. She later completed two Master Degrees in Public Health and Nursing, ending her career teaching nursing at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, WI.

Ernestine will be remembered for her sense of humor, her service to others and her strong sense of ensuring justice for those less fortunate, championing the WIC Nutrition Program before congress during the Ford administration. Her family believes she is likely playing bridge in heaven and is actively wishing for a stronger hand.

She is preceded in her passing by her husband, Dr. Richard Mansfield. She is survived by her daughters, Shana Kriewall of Asheville, NC, and Maura Mansfield of Manitowoc, WI, her son-in-law, Tim Gadzinski and granddaughter, Devon Gadzinski and sister Eileen Wallace of Wyandotte, OK. In lieu of sending flowers, donations to St. Mary's Food Bank of Phoenix, AZ and Peters Pantry of Manitowoc, WI would be preferred.

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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2019.
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November 16, 2019
Dear Shana,
I am very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May God grant you and your family the strength they need during this difficult journey.
Todd Lowney
November 16, 2019
To Ernestines daughters and sister & other family members : I was saddened to hear of Ernestines passing . We were associates in nursing program at LTC ! I was fortunate to have lunch with her and Trish Diers in Scottsdale and had a great reunion ! May the great memories you had of your Mom get you through this time of grief , Claudette Forss, RNMSEd
Clsudette Forss
November 15, 2019
I knew Ernestine and Dr. Mansfield from my days working at Holy Family. She was an excellent nurse and instructor. I have great memories of both her and Dick. Her laugh -- so infectious and hearty! She told the best stories too! We lost contact after Dick's passing but I have so many wonderful memories of her. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing. My most sincere sympathies to her family.
Ann (Schneider) Habeck
November 14, 2019
I graduated in 1986 from the ADN program at LTC. Ernestine was by far one of the best teachers there! She made learning fun! My sincere condolences to all her family.
Debra Peter
November 13, 2019
She was one of my favorite instructors. I wish
I had had a chance to see her again.
Mary Ellen Alsvig
November 13, 2019
Ernestine was one of the Best nursing instructors at LTC...hands down.
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