Wife: Mary Annetta Hall (5)
Born: 18 Apr 1892 in Sioux Co., Iowa
Died: 11 Apr 1985 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
03 (?): Living
04 (?): Living
Mary Annetta Hall:
daughter of Frederick William Hall and Eliza Helen Rowe
Memorial For Vera May Janke
Resided in: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Birth Date: December 26, 1918
Death Date: December 19, 2012
Visitation: Saturday December 22, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Fort Dodge, IA Funeral Service: Saturday December 22, 2012
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Fort Dodge, IA
Service Officiant(s): Pastor Durand Burial will follow at: Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
Vera M. Janke, 93, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2012 at Tompkins Memorial Health Center. The Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.
Survivors include her sons, Bruce and his wife Ellen of Ames; Doug and his wife Jodie of Fort Dodge; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren, She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett A. and Mary Annetta (Hall) Wintermantel; son, Warren Janke; and her husband Wilfred; great grandson, Sam Holsapple; sisters, Joyce Oothoudt and Lois Donaldson; and her brothers, Morris and Myron Wintermantel. Vera May Janke was born on December 26, 1918 in Hull, IA. She attended schools there and graduated from Hull High School in 1937. Vera then attended the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City where she received her B.S. Degree in 1940. She followed her nursing profession as a general duty nurse at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, IA, and as an office nurse in Sioux City. During WWII, from July, of 1944 to June, of 1946 Vera served in the U.S. Navy as a nurse; serving at Naval Hospitals in Farragut, ID, and San Diego, CA. In later years, she also served briefly as a general duty nurse in the Battle Creek Hospital and Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge. On April 6, 1947 she was united in marriage to Pastor Wilfred Harold Janke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sioux City. The couple made their home in the following towns where her husband served as pastor, Missouri Valley, IA at First Lutheran Church for 5 years; Battle Creek, IA at St. John’s Lutheran Church for 8 years, and Fort Dodge, IA at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for 27 years. Vera was dedicated to her family and proud to be a pastor’s wife who always did what she could to be as supportive as possible to Wilfred and the congregations that he served.
Memorials: Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
[received via Karen Rose Ladd, 29Apr 2014]
Revised: November 26, 2016