Arlene G. Jahnke, 95, of Atlantic and formerly of Lewis, passed away Saturday morning, January 24, 2015, in the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa.
Arlene Gladys Bode was born on April 23, 1919, the daughter of William "Bill" and Elsie (Cron) Bode in Lewis, Iowa. She played high school basketball and graduated with her Lewis High School Class of 1937.
Arlene married Cecil Jahnke in 1941. They farmed on the family farm east of Lewis. The couple had three children: Ronald Cecil and twin brother, Donald Lee (who died at birth), and daughter, Charlene Sue.
She was employed for a number of years as a cook at the Valley and Odin's Restaurants. She was an avid sports fan, thoroughly enjoyed garage sales, and dearly loved playing cards with her grandchildren and friends.
She is survived by her sister, Betty and husband, Dula Thompson of Lewis; daughter, Charlene West and her husband, Kenneth of Waukon, IA; a daughter-in-law, Linda Jahnke of Council Bluffs; five grandchildren, Kenneth Alan West of Pleasanton, CA, Christopher Jahnke and wife, Keri of Lewis, Amie Potter and husband, Brent of Griswold, Tamie Madsen and husband, Brad of Kimballton, and Jeremy Jahnke and wife, Cindi of Omaha, NE; thirteen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Elsie Bode; twin sons, Donald (died at birth) and Ronald Jahnke in 1999; and sister, Maxine Dolch on March 25, 2012.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the Roland Funeral Home of Atlantic. The committal service will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery at Lewis, Iowa.
Family will meet friends and relatives from 12:00-1:00 P.M., one hour prior to the funeral, at the funeral home. Open visitation will be available Monday, January 26, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 8:00 A.M. until visitation time.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Arlene's family and the arrangements. Condolences may be left at rolandfuneralservice.com.
Arlene Gladys Jahnke
April 23, 1919
ENTERED INTO REST
Saturday, January 24, 2015
At the age of 95 Years, 9 Months, and 1 Days
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
One O'clock in the Afternoon
At the Roland Funeral Home
Grandson Chris Jahnke
“How Great Thou Art”
“The Old Rugged Cross”