VisitationEmmanuel Lutheran Church
Gackle, ND 58442
Elsie Lydia Janke, 89, Gackle, ND, died Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND surrounded by family after a short illness.
Elsie Dewald was born September 5, 1928 near Streeter, ND, the daughter of Jacob and Rosina (Rau) Dewald. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew to womanhood in the vicinity.
She and Harold Klundt were married October 16, 1949 at Streeter, ND. They made their home on a farm 12 miles SW of Gackle. In 1972 they moved into Gackle. She held many jobs including working at the Gackle School, Avon representative, Miller Honey Plant, Fairway Grocery, and helping Harold while they owned Har Har’s Bar. Following the death of her husband in 1989 she continued to live in Gackle.
She and Lloyd Janke were married March 26, 1991 at Jamestown, ND. They made their home in Gackle where they enjoyed gardening and mowing a large yard. After Lloyd’s death in 2003, she moved to the Gackle Apartments. There she got to do more cooking and baking for friends and neighbors. In January of 2017 she moved to the Gackle Care Center where she enjoyed all the activities, caretakers and fellow residents.
She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Gackle.
Elsie is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Myles) Flateland, Vergas, MN; son Shannon (Cathy) Klundt, Sartell, MN; granddaughter, Haley Klundt, Sartell, MN: brother, Art (Alma) Dewald, Jamestown, ND; Edwin (Marilyn) Dewald, Dilworth, MN; step-children; Wendell (Dixie) Janke, Jamestown, ND; Rick (Sue) Janke, Bismarck, ND; Bonnie (Everett) Wieland, Streeter, ND; 3 step-grandchildren; Jacob, Cody and Emily, 1 step-great granddaughter, Thea.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Tamara, husbands, one brother Eldo Hillius.
Funeral Services - 11:00 AM Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND with Rev. Rick Steele officiating
Visitation- 2-4pm Sunday at the Church
Burial - Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, ND (In the Spring)