Martha Janke
Martha Janke
  • September 29, 1920 - July 24, 2017
  • Odessa, Washington

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JANKE, MARTHA (Age 96) -
Passed away July 24, 2017 in Odessa, WA her home Odessa, WA. Martha was born on September 29, 1920 in Marsh, Montana to Gotthilf and Johanna Speck. She moved to Odessa, WA at the age of 14 to live with her aunt and uncle Jacob and Lydia Speck. She later met Daniel Janke and the two got married in 1939. She is survived by three daughters LaVern Strawn, Ellen (and Jerry) Schafer and JoAnn Hardt along with six grandchildren Kurt Strawn, Kelley (Alejanara) Strawn, Marlon (Melissa) Schafer, Dana Schafer Jason (Kim) Hardt and Jesse (Jennifer) Hardt and 10 great grandchildren Ian, Owen, Andrew, Sam, Molly, Stefanie, Amanda, Logan, Cameron and Hayden and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Daniel in 1987 and three brothers and two sisters. She was a member of Central WA Grain Growers and Krupp Union Grain Growers, Marlin Presbyterian Church and Ladies Aide. She enjoyed Gardening, fishing, sewing crocheting and crafts. Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Heritage Church, Odessa, WA with Pastor Jon Hayashi, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Grant County Fire District 12, PO Box 73, Wilson Creek, WA 98860. Please sign the online guest book at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the Janke family.