Posted: Tue 1:05 PM, Nov 05, 2013
Funeral Home: Schmidt & Schulta
Donald A. Jahnke, 77, Bowler, died Sunday, November 3, 2013 at his home.
He was born on October 18, 1936 in Chicago.
On November 14, 1964, Don was united in marriage to Ann Sweet in Parris Island, SC. She preceded him in death on March 24, 1998. On July 28, 2001, Don married Elizabeth Toy at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. She survives.
Don retired from the U. S. Navy, where he worked as a Physician’s Assistant. He was devoted to serving his community and country. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler, the Davenport-Lang American Legion Post #414and is a National Sous Directeur of Membership of the 40 et 8 organization. He enjoyed spending time with Elizabeth and his family and loved his pets.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Jahnke, Bowler; six children, Donald Jahnke, Jr., Omro, Thomas (Cathy) Jahnke, Las Vegas, Jason (Jessica Duncan) Markgraff, Madison, Paul (Beth) Markgraff, Milton, Sara (Kale) Strohbusch, Watertown and Robert Garlik, Sugar Grove, IL; two grandchildren, Maci Susan and Jackson Steven and two sisters, Kay (Bernie) Petosa, Mt Prospect, IL and Patricia (Don) Nelson, Morton Grove, IL. He is also survived by other relatives and many friends.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Friday, November 8, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. Rev. Michael Schram will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, town of Almon, Shawano County with military rites conducted by the Davenport-Lang American Legion Post #414. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4pm until 8pm at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and on Friday from 10am until the time of services at the church. There will be a military service by the 40 et 8 organization at 7pm on Thursday at the funeral home. The family guestbook and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.