Obit: Jahnke, Daniel J. (1929 - 2011)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Ackerman, Bargander, Bredl, Fryklund, Hiebl, Halopka, Jahnke, Lulloff, O'Kelly, Olsen, Pietrowski, Soyk, Voight, Weiler

Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, June 30, 2011, online edition

---- Jahnke, Daniel J. (March 13, 1929 - June 26, 2011)

Daniel J. Jahnke, 82, of Milan, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, in the palliative care unit.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan. Father Charles Hiebl will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Milan. Pallbearers will be Ben Jahnke, Shane Soyk, Jameson Lulloff, Shannon Halopka, Josh Weiler and Tate O'Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Trent Olsen, Trae Olsen, Nicholas Halopka, Erik Ackerman and Joseph Ackerman.

Daniel was born on March 13, 1929 in the Town of Johnson, Marathon County, to Martin and Mary (Bargander) Jahnke. He attended Dixon Grade School in the Town of Johnson.

Daniel entered the United States Marine Corps in 1952. After his honorable discharge, he married Florence Pietrowski on August 21, 1954 at St. John's Catholic Church in Wuerzburg. They lived in Wausau and he worked for Metz Roofing, then they moved to Milan where he worked for Kraft Foods as a cheesemaker for 33 years. Daniel then worked for Stauske Sawmill and later with his son, David, on construction. He also worked for the Milan Sanitary District. Daniel enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially camping at Rib Lake and spending time at his hunting land in Jump River.

Daniel is lovingly survived by his wife, Florence; his children, Mary (Ralph) Bredl of Bella Vista, Ariz., David (Laurie) Jahnke of Athens, Nancy (James Jr.) Lulloff of Owen, Denise (Robert) Fryklund and Polly (Doug) Ackerman of Withee; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Daniel is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norman Jahnke; sister, Amelia Voight; and grandson, Troy Olsen.

Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford assisted the family with arrangements.




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