Obit: Janke, Reinhold W. (1916 - 2011)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Bizer, Fischer, Frenzel, Janke, Keller, Mueller, Splett, Thompson, Vircks, Zimmerlee
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, January 5, 2012, online edition, Posted byblog at 1:12 PM
Janke, Reinhold "Reiny" W. (December 5, 1916 - December 31, 2011)
Reinhold "Reiny" W. Janke, 95, Medford, died on Saturday, Dec. 31 at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center in Medford.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey, with Rev. Randall Jeppesen officiating, and full military honors performed by the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion.
Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in the Town of Little Black.
----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford, Taylor Co., WI),
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:
December 5, 1916 in Chicago,
Attended Chicago Schools
February 26, 1949 at Holy
Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to A. Lucille Frenzel and she survives
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE:
Reiny served in the U.S. Army
from 1942-1945 where he was stationed in Europe. He then worked for General
Flooring in Chicago for a couple of years. In 1950 they moved to the Medford
area where they dairy farmed for 10 years, where he also did carpenter work for
Medford Lumber Co. and was the maintenance man at Memorial Hospital. He worked
at Our House as the maintenance man until his retirement. Reiny enjoyed fishing,
playing cards, traveling, camping, and most of all attending school functions
for his grandchildren.
Trinity Lutheran Church,
Life Member: Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519, Stetsonville
Lucille Janke of Medford
Ruth (Melvin) Thompson, Withee
Robert (Diana) Janke, Marion,
5 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN:
3 Great- Grandchildren
Kyle and Jacob Vircks, Michael
Janke, Neal Mueller, Lanny Zimmerlee and Harold Bizer
In lieu of flowers, memorials
can be made to Reiny’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
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