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August 5, 1962 - November 12, 2018

Wayne was born August 5, 1962 in Postville, IA to Ronald and Marilyn (Winke) Jahnke.  He graduated from the Waukon High School.  On December 14, 1991 he was united in marriage to Michelle Tollefsrud at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel.  Wayne farmed for a short time, then worked at Rush Products in Rushford, and then as a welder at Featherlite in Cresco and Mid-City Steel in LaCrosse.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and helping on the farm.

Wayne died unexpectedly, Monday, November 12, 2018 at his home in Spring Grove at the age of 56.

Wayne is survived by his wife Michelle of Spring Grove; two daughters Kerri of Onalaska, Wisconsin, and Aryn (special friend Tyler Stortz) of Mabel; his parents Ronald and Marilyn of Waukon; brothers Mark (special friend Jill Mullen) of Brownsville, Minnesota, Darrell of Waukon, Gary (Susie) of Spring Grove, and Gregg (special friend Michelle Loken) of Houston; sister-in-law Jenny Jahnke of Dorchester, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; mother and father-in-law Rodney and Linda Tollefsrud of Mabel; brothers and sister-in-law David (Patsy) Tollefsrud of St. Joseph, Minnesota, Terri (Brian) Miller of Saukville, Wisconsin, and Paul (Sarah) Tollefsrud of Mabel. Wayne was preceded in death by a brother Lyle; and grandparents Lester and Gertrude Jahnke; Albert and Ida Winke.

Memorial service will be 11 AM Saturday, November 17, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove.  Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Friday, November 16 at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Waterloo Ridge Cemetery in rural Dorchester, Iowa.

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