Rev. Robert Duane Jeske

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Baker Funeral Home
210 East Hilton Street
Kershaw, SC

KERSHAW – A memorial service to celebrate the life of the Rev. Robert Duane Jeske, 79, of Kershaw, is 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the sanctuary of Midway Baptist Church, where he was a member. The Revs. Todd Gandy, Larry Carter and Dr. Frankie Melton will officiate.
The family will gather immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall for a time of sharing and visitation.
The Rev. Jeske died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at his home in Kershaw.
Born March 1, 1935, in Lind, Wash., he was a son of the late Edward and Magdalena Schilke Jeske. The Rev. Jeske's education included Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wash., Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., and South Eastern Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.
During his tenure as a minister, the Rev. Jeske pastored at the following churches: Piedmont Baptist Church, Amelia, Va., Quankie Baptist Church, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Flat Creek Baptist Church, Kershaw, New Haven Baptist Church, Kershaw, Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church, Kershaw and supplied at numerous churches in Lancaster County.
The Rev. Jeske also taught at the following schools: Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, Wash., Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Ore., Andrew Jackson High School, University of South Carolina Lancaster, York Technical College, Kershaw-Heath Springs Extension, and Carolina Christian Academy.
Surviving are his wife of 56 and a half years, Arlene Winegar Jeske of the home; three children, Kevin Jeske and his wife, Marilyn, of Columbia, Kathy Odom and her husband, Kenney, of Newport News, Va., and Richard Jeske and his wife, Marlene, of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Sackmann and her husband, Emil, of Lind, Leah Goehner of Spokane, Wash.; and sisters-in-law, Dollie Jeske of Moses Lake, Wash., Pearl Jeske of Yakima, Wash., and Joan Jeske of Ellensburg, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and lifelong friends, Larry Carter and family.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Edwin, Ernest and Daniel, all of Washington state.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice of Lancaster, 901 W. Meeting St., Suite 201, Lancaster, SC 29720.
Baker Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in The Lancaster News on Jan. 21, 2015
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