Leona Janke, age 82, of Hutchinson, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at her home in Hutchinson.
A private family burial will be held at the Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Leona Martha (Kaddatz) Janke was born on October 9, 1934, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Helmuth and Helen (Schmandt) Kaddatz. Leona was baptized as an infant on October 28, 1934 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 21, 1948 at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She received her education in Hutchinson.
On October 16, 1954, Leona was united in marriage to Donald Janke at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with three children, Jeffrey, David, and Lori. Leona and Donald resided in Hutchinson. They shared 62 years of marriage together.
Leona worked at 3M in Hutchinson for 32 years until her retirement.
Leona was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
Leona enjoyed traveling with her husband and she was a loving homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her home and family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Leona passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at her home in Hutchinson, at the age of 82 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Leona is survived by her:
Husband, Donald Janke of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Jeffrey Janke and his wife, Rita, of Hutchinson, MN,
David Janke and his wife, Cathy, of Charlotte, NC,
Lori West and her husband, Mike, of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Daniel Janke and his wife, Rhiannon, of Dassel, MN,
Debra Janke of Hutchinson, MN,
Christopher Janke and his wife, Natashia, of Charlotte, NC,
Jon Janke, and his fiancé, Virginia, of Charlotte, NC,
Andrew Janke and his wife, Maggie, of Charlotte, NC,
Ashley Pender and her husband, Wilbur Jr., of Lake Wylie, SC,
Matthew West of Hutchinson, MN,
Steven West and his wife, Caroline, of Minot, ND,
Holly West of Fairfax, MN;
14 Great Grandchildren;
2 Step Great Grandchildren;
Nieces, Nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Leona is preceded in death by her Parents, Helmuth and Helen Kaddatz; Sister, Mildred Wendorff-Hakes and her husband, Everett Wendorff; and Nephew, Craig Wendorff.
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