1922 Walter 2018

Walter W. Janke

July 3, 1922 — April 14, 2018

Walter W. Janke, age 95, of New London passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St Joseph Residence, Inc in New London. He was born July 3, 1922 in the Town of Union son of the late Reinhard and Clara (Tellock) Janke. On June 20, 1942 he married Dorothy E Schmidt at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa. He worked on the home farm in the Town of Union until he became employed at Hillshire Farms from 1971-1987 when he retired. The last three years at Hillshire were his best years. He belonged to the Thresheree in Symco. Hobbies include; wood working, hunting, fishing, sharpening saw blades and chain saws, and spending time with family. He is survived by two daughters; Virginia (Jerry) Olsen, Phoenix, AZ, Nancy (James) Wilken and one son Michael (Dorothy) Janke all of Bear Creek; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, a son, a great-grandchild and his sister. The funeral service for Walter will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco with Rev. Jeffrey Smiles and Rev. Nathan Reichle officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Symco. Relatives and friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Special thanks to Annette Wilken for all she has done over the years. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Residence, Inc, your kindness and compassion was greatly appreciated.

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