Albern Edgar "Ed" (1918 - 1999)
Contact: Duane Horn
Surnames: Stanke, Lund, Hoenisch, Horn, Luebke, Raspel, Tarnow, Morgan
----Sources: Rich Lake (Wis) Chronotype (Rice Lake, Wis.) November 17, 1999
Stanke, Albern Edgar "Ed" (14 June 1918 - 10 Nov. 1999)
Albern Edgar "Ed" Stanke, 81, of Rice Lake died Nov. 10 at his home. A memorial service was Sunday from the Jarocki Funeral Chapel in Rice Lake, with Rev. Rick Lund officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Braun Settlement Cemetery in the Town of Warner, Clark County.
Mr. Stanke was born June 14, 1918 to Albern and Clara (Hoenisch) Stanke at Wausau, where he grew up and graduated from Wausau High School in 1936. He attended vocational school for 2 years and then worked for First National Bank in Wausau until he was drafted into the Army in March 1941.On Sept. 18, 1941 he married Almira Horn of Greenwood in Pine City, Minn. After discharge from the Army in July 1945, Mr. Stanke worked for the Marathon Corp. in Wausau for 22 years as a safety director. He later worked 6 years in the ammunition plant at the Olin Corp. in Prairie du Sac and 10 years for the Wausau Insurance Co. in Rice Lake. After retirement, he was an active member of the Rice Lake Golden K and the Turtleback golf club. Mr. Stanke was a WWII veteran and a member of the Rice Lake Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Almira; a son, Dennis of West Salem; a daughter, Judith Luebke of Appleton; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Myron of Appleton; and three sisters, Enid Raspel and Sandra Tarnow, both of Wausau, and Janice Morgan of Hazel Green.
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