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Erwin Krienke, age 87, of Janesville died January 2, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 AM on Monday, January 9, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Freedom Township, Waseca County. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 7:00 PM on Sunday, January 8 at Starkson & Steffel Funeral & Cremation Services ~ Arnoldt Chapel in Janesville and continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Memorials preferred to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. www.janesvillefuneral.com
Erwin H. Krienke was born on August 19, 1929 in Alton Township, Waseca County, Minnesota. He was the only son of Louis and Elsie (Geisler) Krienke. Erwin was baptized on September 8, 1929 as an infant and confirmed in his faith on April 18, 1943 all at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Freedom Township, Waseca County. He attended Waseca County rural school.
On September 19, 1953, Erwin was united in marriage to Lois Dane at the Congregational Church in Pemberton. Together they raised two children on the Krienke family farm. Erwin farmed throughout his life, first with his father and for many years on his own. He was later able to pass on his farm to his son, semi retiring in the mid 90s. Erwin worked alongside his son for many years.
Erwin was a lifelong member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. In his spare time he enjoyed growing his vegetable garden and making wine. We was a handy man of many sorts, welding, mechanical skills, and carpentry work. His true hobby was fishing.
Erwin is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois; son, Harold (LuAnn) of rural Janesville; daughter, Gloria (Dave) Steffenson of Owatonna; grandchildren: Amy (Brian) Schisler, Laura (Erik) Doerr, Branden Krienke, JoAnna (Mike) Bequette, and Brian Krienke; great grandchildren: Amelia and Liam Schisler, and Bales, Jaci and Raider Bequette; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Starkson & Steffel Funeral & Cremation Services ~ Arnoldt Chapel
Monday, January 9, 2017
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Monday, January 9, 2017
Freedom Lutheran Cemetery
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