Charles Jahnke (1925 – 2007)

Charles E. Jahnke, age 82, a resident of Kenosha died Friday July 13, 2007 at his residence.

Born on May 23, 1925, he was the son of the late August and Marie (Bose) Jahnke.

A lifelong Kenosha resident, he attended local schools and graduated from Kenosha Vocational School.

He served in the US Army where he worked in the motor pool.

On April 28, 1945, he married Shirley Haubrich at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kenosha.

For 18 years he was employed by Central Supply in the Uptown Area as an appliance/TV repairman. In 1967 he would go to work for Montgomery Wards and would retire in 1988. He is a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Kenosha. As a younger man, he and his wife loved to Square Dance and were members of the Circle and Star Club as well as the Allemande Club. He was an avid gardener and also enjoyed golfing. He also had been a cross country skier. When his family was young they loved to go camping. He was known in the family as the ?fix it? guy. He helped all the family with different repair jobs. His reputation extended well beyond his immediate family, and would often get ?help!? phone calls from nieces, nephews and friends.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of Kenosha, two sons Joel C. (Lori) Jahnke Sr., Charles A. Jahnke of Gurnee IL, grandchildren; Douglas (Brenda) Davey, Kelly Nelson, James Davey, Steven (Tricia) Davey, Kathleen Ann (Jeremiah) Meyer, Rachel Jahnke, Joel Jahnke Jr., Elise Jahnke, nine great grandchildren, two brothers; Alvin (Geraldine) Jahnke and Robert Jahnke, both of Kenosha; and one sister; Arlene Prybylski of Kenosha. He is further survived by a son-in-law, James Davey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Kathleen Davey, one brother Alfred Jahnke, one sister Marita Schneider and one grandson, Christopher Davey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday July 17, 2007 at 1:30 PM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. (2224-30th Avenue) A visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church from 11:30 AM until the time of mass. Burial will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery.

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