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Arthur D. Jankee, age 95, of Owen passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center.


A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. Reverend Jerome Freimuth will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until the time of service Tuesday at the church. Military Honors provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club.


Arthur was born on March 21, 1919, the son of Adolph and Wanda (Drefs) Jankee in Chicago, IL. He graduated from high school and was drafted into the US Army, serving in Italy and Africa during WWII.


Arthur was united in marriage to Ruth Petke on July 19, 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. Together they farmed in the Township of Hoard for 30 years.


Arthur is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth of Owen; his sons, Daniel (Patricia) Jankee of Cadott, David Jankee of Owen, Emil Jankee of Owen and his daughter, Marlene (Tyler) Turner of Owen; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Dorothy (Aaron) Thorne, grandchildren, Amanda, Andrea and Tyler Turner.



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