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August John Krahnke
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1924
Death: Jan. 4, 2007
Columbus County
North Carolina, USA

WHITEVILLE August John Krahnke Jr., 82, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Columbus Regional Healthcare. He was a Whiteville native, the son of the late A.J. Krahnke Sr. and Essie Hill Krahnke and graduated from Whiteville High School and Oak Ridge Military Institute, Oak Ridge. Upon graduation he entered the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Krahnke was associated with Krahnke Cleaners, a third generation Whiteville laundry and dry cleaning business, until it closed in 1973. He then organized Whiteville Mechanical Contractors, Inc. and continued in the commercial plumbing and heating business until his retirement. Krahnke served on the City Council of Whiteville from May 1971 to December 1975 and from June 1979 until December 1983. He was a past president of the Whiteville Rotary Club and was involved in many civic endeavors in Whiteville including the establishment of Whiteville Memorial Cemetery as a non-profit perpetual care cemetery. Krahnke was an active member of Whiteville First Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years, serving in many capacities including a deacon. Final rites were held Monday, Jan. 8 at Whiteville First Presbyterian Church with the Reverends Josh Bower and Paul Woodall officiating. Burial followed in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary handled the arrangements. Krahnke was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Sarah Britton Krahnke and is survivied by his son, A.J. Krahnke III of Whiteville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Organ Fund or The Needy Fund, 511 N. Thompson St., Whiteville, N.C. 28472. (News Reporter Jan,08 2007)
 
 
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 Parents:
  August John Krahnke (1892 - 1978)
  Essie Hill Krahnke (1896 - 1983)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Virginia Britton Krahnke (1925 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Whiteville Memorial Cemetery
Whiteville
Columbus County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Marcus Stanley
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48779340
August John Krahnke
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