Eileen M. Janke, age 95, of Maple Lake, Minnesota, formerly of Bird Island, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2023, at The SilverCreek on Main Community in Maple Grove, Minnesota.
A Joint Mass of Christian Burial for Eileen and her husband, Arlyn, who passed away on January 7, 2022, will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 11:00 A.M at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island, with interment in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Hector, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the Mass at the church.
Eileen Marie (Ploof) Janke was born on April 18, 1928, in Bird Island, Minnesota, to John and Anna (Brunner) Ploof. Eileen was baptized and confirmed in her faith at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and received her education at St. Mary’s High School in Bird Island.
On September 20, 1954, Eileen was united in marriage to Arlyn Janke at St. Mary’s Parish in Bird Island. Arlyn and Eileen resided in Hector, later moved to Diamond Lake, Atwater, and then moved to SilverCreek in Maple Grove, Minnesota. They shared 67 years of marriage until Arlyn passed away on January 7, 2022.
Eileen was employed as an Accountant and Office Manager in Bird Island and Redwood Falls until she retired in 1980.
Eileen graciously shared her time and treasure with her family and friends. She will forever be remembered and loved by so many.
Eileen passed away on Friday, May 12, 2023, at The SilverCreek on Main Community in Maple Grove, Minnesota, at the age of 95 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Eileen is survived by her:
Sisters, Lois (Ploof) Holt;
Sister-in-law, Dorene (Sanger) Ploof;
Many nieces and nephews.