Henrietta 'Lady Blue' Vanesky
July 26, 1941 - November 14, 2003
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157 South Green Bay Road
Neenah, WI
Friday 11/21, 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952

Henrietta J. Vanesky (Richart) ‚ÄòLady Blue‚Äô Age 62, of Menasha, passed away at home on November 14, 2003. She will be remembered for all of her great achievements in the motorcycle community. Lady Blue will be sadly missed by her family and all of her friends. Everyone is invited to a Memorial Party on Friday,…

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geno left a message on November 19, 2011:
Holly Wisneski left a message on April 6, 2009:
It has been almost two years and I still miss you every day.
Matthew Stevenson left a message on April 6, 2009:
It was a blessing to have Lady Blue cross my path. Friends are a major part of all of our lives and I can say Lady Blue was a friend especially when a helping hand was needed. If the project was one of which Lady Blue believed in she always gave 100% to ensure the project was successful. With the fair winds now blowing in your face ride in peace Lady Blue.
Gary and Shawn Klinker left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Gary & Shawn
Gloria Stevenson left a message on April 6, 2009:
I first met Lady Blue when she was at a state Abate meeting in Plover plus a few other times. I cannot speak as well as my husband had about knowing her but I can tell you that when I pass away my son would say that this is the way my MOM WOULD WANT IT. GOD BLESS AND RIDE THE STREETS OF WHAT IS BEYOND GLORIA STEVENSON(LITTLEG)
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Linda Berton left a message on April 6, 2009:
Holly and family, May you know you are surrounded by friends who care. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayer and accept our sympathy at your loss. Wayne & Linda Berton
Guy left a message on April 6, 2009:
You will be greatly missed my friend,you have touched me like an angel @};-
Kegs left a message on April 6, 2009:
Heaven will be blessed to have one great biker lady!!!! Mz Kegs
Robyn Brouillard ( Hippy Chick ) left a message on April 6, 2009:
You will always be in my thoughts !
Tresa Brooks Manteufel left a message on April 6, 2009:
You have touched many, you will not be forgotten .
Dragon Lady aka Tracy left a message on April 6, 2009:
Etta touched my life in a special way. She always said I was like her when she was younger. So I made her adopt me and started calling her mom. I'm going to miss her, especially at the Bluegrass functions. Love and hugs to the rest of the family.
Holly Wisneski left a message on April 6, 2009:
You were a wonderful mother and my very best friend. I will miss you terribly but you will always be in my heart. I'm glad that we got to spend so much time together and shared a lot of wonderful memories. The world has lost a great person. Ride on....Mom. I LOVE YOU. Your loving daughter.......Holly
Paul left a message on April 6, 2009:
My prayers are with you Geno. Hippy you will be greatly missed and there will always be a empty spot but you are on a beautiful and endless ride now. I know you will check in on us from time to time. Ride free always Paul 'DOC' Barger
Denise (Aunt Denny) left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Geno, Holly and Family, Aunt Etta was the one family member who influenced my girls the most. Her stories, from her, and about her, gave them incentive to be exactly who and what they needed to be, for themselves. I remember how Dan, her nephew, would spark up at the mention of the Crazy Aunt Etta who drove the Harley. I am certain, that in The Next World, she and Dano, are riding free, she is driving the Harley, and Dan is holding on for dear life, his long hair flying out behind him, but with a smile so serene and peaceful, knowing he has his Aunt Etta in charge. Etta was a woman to be admired for her strength to go past the borders, for her courage to walk the wild side and make the steps for others to follow, to persue what is truly important in This Life, Freedom. She loved unconditionally, lived life to the fullest extent, and leaves memories that can only enhance with time. Our hearts are bearing her mark, just for who she was and what she stood for. The first time I saw my daughter Danni, come to my house riding her Hog, I was so proud of her and thought to myself, Etta is the reason Danni is riding that bike right now. Danni grew up in awe of the woman who was elusive to her, mostly heard about but not seen. A legend of her time, Our Etta. One that will stay in our hearts and minds for Eternity, as it should be. Love and Blessings to Etta's family and friends... Denny Popp (Dan Popp's wife)
tat left a message on April 6, 2009:
Ride on little lady . You will be miss .
Geno left a message on April 6, 2009:
What Holly Said!!!!
hoggie left a message on April 6, 2009:
You will be missed
Bill Bish left a message on April 6, 2009:
It was my honor and privilege to present Lady Blue with the Ron Roloff Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1993 NCOM Convention. She will be missed, but always remembered.
Geno left a message on April 6, 2009:
Welcome everyone and Thank You for visiting.Please do share anything you want here.
Stan Alt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Missing her already.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Babe/Tammy left a message on April 6, 2009:
To all of us online...Etta was "Hippy" I am thankful to have met such a strong woman. I have never met a woman so full of life. I will picture her in heaven baking brownies, and making everyone laugh. My love to Geno, and all of her children, and family. I hope you kids all know how proud of you she was. She was always bragging you up. And Geno...well...simply said..you were her soulmate. *hugs* Babe
PR left a message on April 6, 2009:
Henrietta J Vanesky "Lady Blue", Menasha, Wisconsin, died 14 Nov 03 ,at the > age of 62. Lady Blue was a long time member of ABATE of Wisconsin. She was > ABATE of Wisconsin's first District 2 Director, among many other positions > she held in ABATE over the years. She also worked with the Motorcycle Riders > Foundation in past years. Her passion for motorcycle rights also brought her > to work with the National Coalition Of Motorcyclists. She received many > letters of thanks and citations, all the way from motorcycle clubs to > Senators. She received an NCOM Silver Spoke Award. Many woman looked to her > as one of the first female leaders in the motorcycle rights arena. Heading > the way for them to follow. She rode her own bike. A big old blue Harley > Davidson Shovel Head. She put on lots of miles, to a great many places over > the years, and will be missed by those who met her. Being the low key and > simple person she was, she wanted no funeral. She did not want anyone to > make a "big deal" over her passing, even down to one of the smallest > obituaries I have seen. She is buying the beer this Friday, with money I'm > told she keep aside for just that. A Memorial Party to celebrate her life in > true biker style. Her cremation will be handled by Wichmann Funeral Home, > 3212 South Oneida St., Appleton. No Services. I'm told her final resting > place will be in a black Sportster tank, with a plaque that was custom made > by the family. So, we will see you there this Friday, 21 Nov 03, 7 pm, Union > Station, Green Bay Road, Neenah. In person or spirit, to raise one in toast > to a true friend and Patriot lost.
Domenic Sebastiani left a message on April 6, 2009:
I had the pleasure of meeting Etta a few years ago, she always had a smile on her face and treated everyone with love. I am sorry to hear that she has past, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.
Gween (LOV) left a message on April 6, 2009:
Rest in Peace sis. Love ~LOV~
Neil Young left a message on April 6, 2009:
Hip One, My life has been enriched just by knowing you. Maybe we will ride side by side on our FLH's someday. My sympathy to Geno and all your loved ones FLH
James Whitmire ( ELI ) left a message on April 6, 2009:
Am sorry to hear of Etta's passing will always remember her in my heart and will cherrish the time we met and she gave me my personal box of porn flakes...geno and etta are real people and enjoyed our talks together on this puter thing.and everytime i eat a brownie i will always think of her i will miss her Eli & Lynn
Tim & Mandy (Marie) Burt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our love, to you Geno. We all will miss Hippy. We enjoyed so much the time we got to spend together. We all had a lot of fun . She was a great woman, who we will all miss so much. We laugh everytime we look at our box of porn flakes :) I am very sorry Geno, we will not be able to attend the celebration for her. We really wish we could. We will be thinking of both of you on that day. Our prayers go out to you and Hippy's children. God Bless. Ride in peace sis, we'll miss you, Harley_5 & Harleygal_38
Just Jan left a message on April 6, 2009:
Etta, How better to tribute you than to share your own words with everyone else. "The friends we've made and the leaders past and present will be in our memories forever, for without brotherhood freedom is lost." I will miss you. Keep an eye on ALL our lost brotherhood please. To Geno: We're here for you. Won't EVER forget the times you've been there. Please keep in touch. J
preacher left a message on April 6, 2009:
Now your free to ride were the wind takes ya.
Kimberly Stemple left a message on April 6, 2009:
Hippy, Thank you for bringing sunshine into my life during many of the darkest moments---and to Hippy's Family---my heart aches for you, you guys are in my prayers--Ride Free
JC left a message on April 6, 2009:
Long hours chatting through the night..Hippy and Geno (aka Sweetpea)singing old songs( pencil thin moustache) getting great Easter Brownie recipes (made in the shapes of bunny ears) listening and exchanging stories. THANKYOU HIPPIE .. True friends makes the miles melt away and lets you reach out and touch soul mates.. Sweetpea my heart aches for you and yours ...love always Missy the Aussie
Michael Mandelman left a message on April 6, 2009:
We all share the tragic loss of Etta "Lady Blue" a wonderful human being, mother,and a valiant freedom fighter who spent much of her life fighting for the rights of motorcyclists in Wisconsin.
Susie and Rodney Ganzel left a message on April 6, 2009:
Etta was an extraordinary woman and friend - loved by all and cared for all- we loved here visits to our cabin in the woods - had some good times with her and gail - have her ashes in my bedroom and say hey every morning to her - Geno was a angel sent from heaven for her - I've never met a nicer sweeter gentle guy in my life(besides my husband!) and her kids are awesome - especially Denny - that boy can play some beautiful music!!!! Love you Etta girl and we'll all be together some day soon. Miss you lots - Susie and Rodney Ganzel xoxoxoxoxoxo
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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