Brian "Kelly" Mahncke

Aug 31, 2020
Mahncke, B Kelly cropped


Memorial Services at noon Friday, September 4, 2020, at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo.


For an hour before services at the funeral home.


Burial will be later in the Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Iowa.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a fund to be established.


Brian "Kelly" Mahncke, 63, of Elk Run Heights, died Monday, August 31, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital. He was born March 23, 1957 in Waterloo, to Norman and Shirley Singleton Mahncke.

He attended St. Louis Park High School in Minneapolis and graduated from South Tama County High School in 1974; and later obtained an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Hamilton College in Cedar Falls. He started out as a roofer and ended his working career in transportation following in his father's footsteps.

Kelly spent over 34 years with his lifelong companion Lori Litterer, whom he loved deeply. He was an avid Harley-Davidson rider. As a young man he played hockey during his time at St. Louis Park High School; and later became a devoted hockey dad. He recently was promoted to his highest honor, becoming a Grandpa.

He is survived by Lori; son, Tyler (Tonya) Mahncke‚ Waterloo; step-daughter, Devon (Casey) Moran‚ Elk Run Heights; granddaughter, Lakelyn Mahncke; brothers, Mike (Mynon) Mahncke‚ WA and Pat Mahncke‚ Evansdale; sisters, Susan (Pete) Worley‚ AZ and Julie (Harold) Duhn‚ Eldora; sister-in-law, Sandy Mahncke‚ FL; many nieces and nephews.

Kelly is preceded in death by his parents; half-brother, Lanny "Butch" Mahncke; sister-in-law, Judy Mahncke; and nephew, Michael "Jason" Mahncke.

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  1. Jeff Northey | Sep 04, 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Kelly was a childhood friend, many memories of Saturday mornings and his Mom would make us Hot Chocolate and Toast and then send us off into the neighborhood to do what young boys do......  was lucky to have seen him a few more times as we both grew older.  He will be remembered and missed by the many that knew him.  Gods speed my friend!

  2. Tammy Gibson | Sep 03, 2020
    Lori, Susan I'm so sorry to see this. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. 
  3. Dawn (Lips) Wessels | Sep 03, 2020
    My heart goes out to you Lori, and the rest of the Mahncke family, at the loss of Kelly. I was fortunate to have met Lori, Susan & Shirley through a work connection which led to my becoming acquainted with Pat (Judy) and Kelly through our shared love of riding Harley’s. Kelly is gone too soon, may he ride forever free.
  4. Linda McF-Schuler | Sep 03, 2020
    My sympathy for all your family; I'm sorry to hear that Kelly died. Peace & love, Linda McF-Schuler, Waterloo.
  5. CHAD VAN DYKE | Sep 03, 2020
  6. Sherry Payne | Sep 02, 2020

    The memories of Kelly and that snicker of his, will forever be etched in my heart and I will cherish every one of them!  

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you! 

    All my love,


  7. Carl & Deb Smith | Sep 01, 2020

    Our deepest condolences, good friend gone to soon.  We'll miss him.


    God's Blessing.

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