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Robert Janorschke

June 10, 1936 — June 14, 2015

Robert "Bob" Janorschke Sr, 79, of Crookston passed away peacefully surrounded by family, June 14, 2015. He was born June 10, 1936 in Mentor MN to Anton and Josephine (Hoffman) Janorschke. Graduated from Mentor Public School in 1954, after graduating Bob joined the United States Air Force. On December 23, 1957 Bob married Nancy Webster at St. Andrews Church in Mentor MN. Together they raised their children; Tammy, Bob, Pat, Kathy, Jodi, Merrie, Jerry and Jennifer. Bob was a proud member of the Crookston Police Department from 1967 until retiring as the chief of police in 1992. He was also a skilled carpenter, security guard at UMC for basketball games, real estate agent, and dedicated member of the Noon Day Lions Club in Crookston. He enjoyed fishing with his children, deer hunting over the years, family vacations visiting relatives and weekends at the lake cabin. Bob will be remembered for his sense of humor, the time he cherished with family, and being quick to hug everybody he came to meet. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Nancy; children, Tammy (Todd) Welter, Bob (Jackie) Janorschke, Pat (Cathie) Janorschke, Kathy (Jay) Stene, Jodi (Paul) Dragseth, Merrie (Jon) Nelson, Jerry (Shannon) Janorschke and Jennifer Janorschke; grandchildren, Leasa Welter, Katie (Ryan) Lariviere, Juston & Kevin Welter; Jerek, Jacie, JaLynn and Jillian Janorschke, Robert & Tanner Janorschke, Steven Stene, Whitney (Wes) Miller, Cole (Annie) Ricard, Brandon Stene, Drew & Noah Dragseth, Amber (Kyle) Swenson, Lyndsey (Josh) Hill and Matthew Maves; great-grandchildren, Oliver Janorschke, Hayden & Bennett Ricard; siblings, Alice F. Sebenaler, Joan (Bill) Renner; sister-in-law, Shirley Caulfield; brother-in-law, Jerry Josten, with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alby Janorschke; sister, Marie "Mickey" Josten; brother-in-laws, Ron Sebenaler & Jack Caulfield; nephew, Richard Sebenaler and granddaughter, Victoria Dragseth. A Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday June 20 at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. Reception will be held at the Crookston American Legion after services.

Funeral Home: Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home 615 South Minnesota Street Crookston, MN US 56716

Previous Events

Visitation
Saturday, June 20, 2015
1:00 PM
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home and Cremation Service

615 South Minnesota Street
Crookston, MN 56716

Visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home

Service
Saturday, June 20, 2015
2:00 PM
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home and Cremation Service

615 South Minnesota Street
Crookston, MN 56716

family gathering
Saturday, June 20, 2015
3:30 PM
American Legion

102 S Ash St,
Crookston, MN

reception to follow service at American Legion of Crookston

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