Jahnke, Arden Henry
August 3, 1930 – July 26, 2015
Age 84 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on July 26th, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Arden was born August 3, 1930 to Ernest and Emma (Fredrich) Jahnke in Gibbon, MN. Arden and wife, Harriet raised their family in NE Minneapolis where he worked the majority of his career at Soo Line Railroad and Advance United Trucking Company. They moved to Pequot Lakes where they owned and operated the Pequot Motel until retiring to their lake home on Little Pelican Lake. Arden was preceded in death by parents; brother, Don; sister-in-law, Helaine Litzau; and brother-in-law, Gene Litzau. Survived by wife, Harriet (Schuette); sons, Randy (Marilynn), Russell, Rick (Vera Woolery) and Robert; daughters, Diane (Kirby) Jahnke-Miller, Dawn Dziuk, and Rebecca (Joseph) Nielsen; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Harvey Schuette; sisters-in-law, Carla Schuette, Gert Jahnke; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service on Friday, July 31, at 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington St. NE, Columbia Heights.