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Cora Jahnke

December 13, 1913 — January 20, 2015

Cora Jahnke


CORA M. JAHNKE, 101, of Arthur, IL passed away at 1:50 P.M. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Arthur Home with family at her side.

There will be no visitation or funeral locally. Burial will be at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien, IL at a later date. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements.

Mrs. Jahnke was born on December 13, 1913 in Itasca, IL. She was a daughter of Henry and Mathilda (Tunk) Kolzow. She married Walter R. Jahnke on September 17, 1938 in Hinsdale, IL. He passed away on March 21, 1990 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.

She is survived by one son, Donald (Charlotte) Jahnke of Meriden, CT; two daughters, Judith (Christopher) Kruk of Lisle, IL and Janet (Arnold) Maves of Tuscola, IL; three grandchildren, Michelle (Sergio) Salas of Meriden, CT, David (Amy) Jahnke of Portlant, CT and Charleen (John) Hunter of Meriden, CT; five great-grandchildren, Eric and Ashley Hunter, and William, Aiden, and Nathan Jahnke and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers and three sisters.

In 1960, Mrs. Jahnke and her husband moved to Wisconsin and managed a summer resort at Island Lake, WI. They returned to Hinsdale, IL, in 1966 and she worked at Hinsdale South High School in the cafeteria. Upon retirement in 1976, she and her husband moved to Mt. Ida, AR, where she worked several years as breakfast cook at Sunset Lodge retirement home. While in Arkansas, she was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Hot Springs and was active in the braille work center at the church. She moved to Arthur in 2000 and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tuscola, IL

Memorials may be made to the Arthur Home, the Immanuel Lutheran Church, or donor’s choice.




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