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Allan F. Jahnke, age 81, resident of Johnson, MN, died on August 6, 2018, at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Johnson, MN. Pastor Eugene Andrus will officiate and burial will be in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Johnson, MN with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Allan Frederick Jahnke was born on February 15, 1937, in Oak Park, Illinois to Adolf and Melinda (Bartsch) Jahnke. He was baptized on March 7, 1937, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Forest Park, IL. He moved to Johnson, MN in 1947 and was confirmed at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on May 27, 1951. Allan attended high school at Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and graduated in 1955. He was accepted to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1960. After graduation from college, he entered into the US Army and served until 1965.
On December 28, 1963, Allan was united in marriage with Audrey Jean Amundson and was blessed with four sons. After the death of Audrey, Allan married Jeannette Louise Bellefeuille on November 28, 1998, and gained six additional sons. Allan lived and farmed in the Johnson, MN area most of his life.
When Allan was a young boy, he would ride the train from Chicago, IL to Johnson, MN to help his uncles farm. It was during that time that his passion and love of farming began, which he lived and breathed throughout his entire life. Due to this profound love of farming, Allan believed he never had to work a day in his life. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting – especially deer and pheasants. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed relaxing at the cabin on Stalker Lake in Dalton, MN. Allan served on his local Township Board, Farm Bureau Board, Barry Elevator Board, and on the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Council.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife: Jeannette Jahnke of Graceville, MN; children: Bruce (Deb) Jahnke of Elbow Lake, MN; Brian (Elaine) Jahnke of Fergus Falls, MN; David (Anna) Jahnke of La Connor, WA; Douglas Jahnke of Johnson MN (Amy Jipson, special friend); Bryan (Jeanne) Bellefeuille of Sauk Centre, MN; Bruce (Charlette) Bellefeuille of Pine Bluff, AR; Wayne (Margaret) Bellefeuille of Lakeville, MN; Michael (Julie) Bellefeuille of Frazee, MN; Jerome (Joni) Bellefeuille of Frazee, MN; Christopher (Elizabeth) Bellefeuille of Aberdeen, SD; 28 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; sister: Charlotte (Roger) Loges, Primrose, IA; brother-in-law: Howard Hallman of Chokio, MN; and many other family members and friends.
Allan was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; his parents, Melinda and Adolf Jahnke; and a sister, Virginia Hallman.