Edwin Edward Jeske

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JESKE, Edwin Edward
July 1, 1920 - March 13, 2011

Edwin was born at the farm home south of Warden, WA to Edward and Magdalena (Schilke) Jeske, the oldest of four brothers and two sisters. Edwin graduated from Warden High School, and attended two semesters at EWU, Cheney. He entered the US Army on November 4, 1941. In 2003, Edwin received The Jubilee of Liberty Medal for participation in the D-day campaign at Normandy.
Edwin moved to Lind where he married Esther Margaret Sackmann on October 6, 1946. He was employed 32 years at Union Elevator as Office Manager. Edwin was an active volunteer of many charity organizations. Edwin and Margaret enjoyed traveling,gardening,and woodworking, as well as hosting numerous family and community gatherings.
Survivors include sisters Leah Goehner, Spokane, Janet (Emil) Sackmann, Lind; brother Robert (Arlene) Jeske, Kershaw, SC; sisters-in-law Dollie Jeske, Moses Lake, and Joan Jeske, Ellensburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Edwin was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, of 61 years, and by his brothers Daniel Jeske, Moses Lake, and Ernest Jeske, Ellensburg. Remembrances may be given to Hospice of Spokane. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Lind Community Church.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2011
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