Warren Janke, age 56 of Stewart, Minnesota, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at his residence in Stewart, MN.

Visitation for “Billy” Janke will be held Friday, July 19, 2019, one hour prior to service time at the church.

Funeral Services for Warren “Billy” Janke will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Cheryl Berg officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton, MN.

Warren was born on September 22, 1962, to Myron and Rosemary Janke. He had two older siblings: Melodie Jean and Lowell Myron. He was baptized at United Methodist Church in Taylor Township and was confirmed at Augustana Lutheran Church in White Rock, South Dakota. He attended grades 1-12 at Wheaton and graduating from Wheaton High School.

Warren worked at CNC in Hutchinson, MN, as a tool and dye maker and was considered one of the best. Warren was an adventurer who loved nature. He fished, hunted, trapped gophers, rode motorcycle, flew his air coup plane, and took several trips to Alaska, just enjoying everything.

Warren was a hard worker. His favorite expression when he got off the school bus was “what do we do now Dad”? His last project was a tree farm at his property in Stewart.

In 1992 he married Kim Nodvasky. This union was blessed with two sons: Taylor and Trevor.

He leaves to mourn his sons: Taylor Janke of Minneapolis, MN, and Trevor Janke of Hutchinson, MN; grandson: Jace Myron Janke of Hutchinson, MN; mother: Rosemary Janke of rural Wheaton, MN; sister: Melodi (Craig) Johansen of Ryder, ND; brother: Lowell Janke of Mesa, AZ; special friend: Elizabeth Maurer of Stewart, MN; niece: Nicolette Rose Janke of Seattle, WA; many cousins and all who called him friend.

He was preceded in death by his father: Myron; his grandparents: Clifford and Arline Janke and Clifford and Jessy West; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are with Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton, MN.


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