Roger William Janke

PAID OBITUARY Roger William Janke of Fredonia passed away at the age of 69 on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. He was born on June 7, 1949, in Sheboygan, to Edward and June (nee Anzia) Janke. Roger was united in marriage to Christine (nee Schmit) on Oct. 22, 1977, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Roger was an avid Packers, Marquette basketball and Brewers fan. His love of sports extended to coaching his children’s sports. He was also very passionate about his occupation of civil engineering and enjoyed discussing it with his son and son-in-law, who are also in the industry. He had a great love for his canine companion Cody, who he taught how to Packer dance. Roger and Christine enjoyed road trips to Green Bay to visit their daughter Brittney and her husband Pat. Above all, time spent with family and grandchildren was cherished. Roger is survived by his wife Christine Janke; his children Ryan (Rose) Janke and Brittney (Pat) Bray; grandchildren Finn, Cole and soon to arrive granddaughter; brother Richard (Karen) Janke; and brothers-in-law Joseph Schmit, John Schmit and Stephen (Kris) Schmit. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law Paul and Carolyn Schmit. A liturgy of the word will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Chapel in Belgium, with Deacon Gerry Malueg presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 4 p.m. until the service at 6 p.m. Roger will be laid to rest at St. Rose Catholic Cemetery in Fredonia the following day at 10 a.m. Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is honored to assist the family. Online condolences may be left at



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