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Maybelle A. Jahnke, 92, Durbin, ND died on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo, ND.

Maybelle A. McPherson was born on November 20, 1917 in Baudette, Minnesota to Andrew and Prisilla (McMillan) McPherson. She married Eldon Jahnke on July 5, 1940. They made their home in Omaha, NE for a short time before coming to the Casselton area where they farmed. They moved to the farm near Durbin where they continued farming. Eldon passed away in 1975. She worked in food service at the Fargo Public Schools and later NDSU for about 20 years retiring in 1997. In March of 2009, Maybelle moved from the farm to Bethany in Fargo.

She was active in the homemakers club, the Canaan Moravian Church Women's Fellowship as well as the PTA at the Chaffee High School.

She is survived by Rennette Griffin of WA, Leilani (Ben) Younkin of WY, Curtis (Becky) Jahnke of Durbin, Lowell (Melissa) Jahnke of Casselton; Loyall (Carol) Jahnke of Durbin; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Dean of Waverly, IA and Jean Markegaard of Moorhead, MN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon; brothers, Donald and Gordon.

Visitation: Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at the West Funeral Home, Casselton.

Funeral: Friday at 10:30 AM at the Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport, ND with visitation one hour prior.

Burial: Casselton Cemetery.

Funeral Home
West Funeral Homes
226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699