Janke, Douglas L.
Douglas L. Janke, age 48, a resident of Cato, died peacefully at home while surrounded by his wife and son on Monday, August 25, 2014 at his residence.
Doug was born on September 13, 1965 in Waukesha to Herbert and Sharon Campbell Janke. He attended Waterford schools and graduated from Waterford Union High School with the class of 1984. Following graduation, Doug played semi-pro football for the Racine Raiders. He then continued his education through DeVry University for business management. Doug was employed at Manitowoc Tool & Machine where he was the Vice President of Manufacturing. On July 26, 1997, Doug was united in marriage with Stephanie "Stevie" Skarzynski at Paradise Springs in Eagle, WI. Doug was a member of Reedsville Sportsmans Club, Manitowoc County Archers, and Francis Creek Sportsman Club where he enjoyed helping with archery league. He enjoyed the great outdoors and was an avid archer. Doug also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, shooting archery with his close friends and family, and watching football. Over the last few years, Doug had a new found love of cooking.
Survivors include Doug's wife: Stephanie; two sons: Douglas G. Janke, Cato; and Dalton Krueger, East Troy; parents: Herbert R. and Sharon L. Janke, Waterford; three siblings: Dean (Lucia) Janke, Greg (Carri) Janke, and Leann Janke, all of Waterford; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Life Celebration Social will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Harrigan Parkside Gathering Center, 620 N. Water Street, Manitowoc, located on the south property of the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place at the Harrigan Parkside Crematory and Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com
The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to Dr. William DeShur, Dr. Kenneth Bastin, and the team of doctors and staff at St. Lukes Medical Center. Also special thanks to Dr. Andrew Yetter, Dr. David Rohde, and the staff of Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic for the special care given to Doug and helping to prolong his life. We would also like to thank Manitowoc County Pink Heals, speech therapist of Aurora Medical Center, Martha Schwobe; and Aurora VNA for the amount of compassion and care that they have shown us. In the last few months, we have met so many wonderful, caring and compassionate people. I don't know what we would have done without them!
Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home & Crematory
628 North Water Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, 2014