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Myron Janke

October 24, 1929 — October 23, 2016

Myron Janke

Myron C. Janke, age 86, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away October 23, 2016, one day shy of his 87th birthday at St. Francis Home in Breckenridge, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Dan Heath officiating.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, rural Wheaton. Honorary bearers will be Dean Krump, Jeff Krump, Dean Holtz, Harris Richardson, Orval Hess and Jim Christensen. Active bearers will be Myron's grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 26th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Time of Sharing Service at the Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton. Visitation will continue Thursday morning one hour prior to service time at the church.

Myron was born October 24, 1929 in Wheaton, Minnesota to Clifford and Arline (Hess) Janke. He was baptized and confirmed at the then Taylor E.U.B. Church and was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.

He attended rural school at District 28 and graduated from Tintah High School in 1947. He began his farming career at an early age due to his father's death in 1949 and later his mother's death in 1952. In 1954 he married Rosemary West and they celebrated sixty-two years of marriage last July 18th. To this union three children were born: Melodi, Lowell and Warren.

At a young age Myron enjoyed fishing, bowling and softball. He farmed until 2008 when he was forced to retire due to a stroke, but the farm was still his interest. He was also a carpenter and built several area homes. Myron and Rosemary spent thirty-three winters in Tucson, Arizona where they formed lasting friendships.

Myron is survived by his wife Rosemary of Wheaton; three children: Melodi (Craig) Johansen of Ryder, North Dakota; Lowell Janke of Mesa, Arizona; Warren Janke of Stewart, Minnesota; three grandchildren: Nicolette Janke of Seattle, Washington; Taylor Janke of Stewart, Minnesota and Trevor Janke of Duluth, Minnesota; one great-grandson Jace Myron Janke of Duluth, Minnesota; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents, sister Eleanor Widhalm, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Myron will be remembered as being a hard worker, honest and a loyal friend to all who knew him.


Bainbridge Funeral Home
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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
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    Wheaton, MN 56296
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