William "Bill" JAHNKE

Age 88 Of White Bear Lake Passed away peacefully on March 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Phyllis; children Barb (Tom) Hinrichs, Ann (Mike) Roe, and Rich (Jane) Jahnke; grandchildren Sarah & Joe Hinrichs and Callie & Natalie Jahnke. Bill graduated salutatorian from Johnson High School. He entered the Navy's V-12 program and was sent to St. Lawrence University for training. He did his undergraduate studies at North Dakota University and completed his medical degree at Temple University. During the Korean War he was stationed in Japan as a physician with a beachmaster unit. He went into private practice for a short time. He accepted a position at the VA where he eventually became Chief of the Outpatient Clinic. In his retirement Bill enjoyed golfing, traveling, his family and his friends. He will be greatly missed. Visitation Friday 4-8 PM, March 28 at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home, 515 W. Highway 96 at Mackubin, Shoreview MN. Memorial service Saturday, 11:00 AM, March 29 at St. Paul's UCC, 900 Summit Ave, St Paul MN with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred to St Paul's UCC Music Program or the .


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Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral & Cremation Services - Shoreview
515 Highway 96 West  Shoreview, MN 55126
651-482-7606

Published in Pioneer Press from Mar. 23 to Mar. 27, 2014