Obituary of LaVerne M. Janke
LaVerne M. Janke (nee Bohr), of Waukesha, passed away at her home on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the age of 102. She was born on November 16, 1916 in Milwaukee, WI to Edward and Eleanor (nee Krahn) Bohr. After she graduated from high school, LaVerne married the love of her life, Edward, and they were married for 52 years before his passing.
LaVerne had a strong work ethic. She worked for many years as a dental assistant for Dr. Froehlke’s office. After her retirement, LaVerne continued to work as a volunteer at St. Nicholas Hospital, Meals on Wheels in Sheboygan, and at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for 27 years, acquiring over 43,000 volunteer hours.
LaVerne will be deeply missed by her children, Judith (Gene) Carey, Leonard Janke, Edward Janke, and Alfred Janke; daughter-in-law, Barbara Janke; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 8 great, great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 52 years, Edward; son, Ronald; daughter-in-law, Diane; grand-daughter, Kristie; and sisters, Marcella Kettner and Marion Mushchinski.
The visitation for LaVerne will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church, 31385 W. Hill Rd. Hartland, WI 53029. The Rev. Seth Flick will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Laverne Janke Endowment Fund – Waukesha Memorial Hospital.