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Benjamin Janke
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1905
Adams County
Washington, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1963
Spokane County
Washington, USA

"Funeral services for Ben Janke were held from the United Congregational church on Monday afternoon, the Rev B M Schafer officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery. Fellow employees and neighbors acted as pallbearers, including Virgil and William Schmidt, H H Haase, Albert Beck, Clarence Schmidt and Tom Litzinger. Music was furnished by a male quartet, including Henry Walter, William Wenz, Jerry D Schafer and Delmar Kirstein, accompanied by Mrs R E Suchland. Ben Janke was born June 7, 1905, in Ruff. He grew to manhood in the Odessa area, farmed for a time, and for the past 11 years has been employed by the Odessa Trading Company. On April 26, 1952, in Odessa, he was married to Mrs Hilda Grosshans of Germany. Mr Janke was a World War II veteran and a member of the Odessa VFW post. He had been ill for some time and died March 1, 1963, at a Spokane hospital. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Janke; one son, John H Grosshans, and one daughter, Brunhilde Grosshans, both at the home; one brother, Dan Janke, Marlin; three sisters, Mrs Emma Roloff, Odessa; Mrs Amelia Gibson, Seattle; and Mrs Lydia Maddox, Kellogg, Idaho." (Odessa Record: 3-07-1963)
Family links: 
  Gotthilf Emanuel Janke (1872 - 1937)
  Marie Faechner Janke (1875 - 1909)
  Hilda Knecht Janke (1913 - 1993)*
  Emma Janke Roloff (1895 - 1987)*
  Benjamin Janke (1905 - 1963)
  Daniel Janke (1908 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Odessa Cemetery
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Theresa Berg
Originally Created by: Scotty
Record added: Nov 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44926640
Benjamin Janke
Added by: Theresa Berg
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 Added: Dec. 9, 2010

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