Janette Standke, 74, Owatonna

Published 9:17 am Friday, August 13, 2010

Janette Marlene Standke, 74, of Owatonna, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family.

Janette Standke

She was born Feb. 21, 1936, in Meriden Township the daughter of Daniel and Lucille (Sorenson) Fette. Janette graduated from Owatonna High School in 1954. She married Myron Standke Dec. 18, 1954, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna. She farmed with her husband, raised her children and was a stenographer at Federated Insurance for six years.

Janette was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she was active in Crusader’s Club. She was a member of Senior Place, a 40-year member of Izaak Walton League in Owatonna and a 50-year member of Crossroads Homemakers Club. Janette enjoyed gardening, playing cards and bingo, baking, painting dishtowels and spending time with her family at their northern Minnesota home in Outing and their winter home in Harlingen, Texas. She also loved socializing with her friends including the Hy-Vee Coffee Bunch, Church Birthday Club, the “Lunch Bunch,” Senior Place friends and “The Girls.”

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Janette is survived by her son, Ron (and Jodi) Standke of Owatonna; daughters: Dinah (and Jeff Fjelstad) DeNamur of Albert Lea, Becky (and Gregg) Haas of Owatonna and Brenda Feyereisn of Northfield; grandchildren: Charles (and Erin) Elton, Devan (and Lucas) Brua, Jami (and Joel) Detlie, Jacob (and Jenna) Standke, Jim (and Rachel) Feyereisn, Jeffrey (and Ashley) Elton, Jesse (and Kelsey) Feyereisn, Patrick Standke and Collin Standke; six great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (and Carol) Fette of Annandale; sister-in-laws: LaVonne Meixner, Orvetta (and Harold) Schroeder, LaDonna (and Reuben) Ebeling and Arlene (and Ted) Sorenson all of Owatonna; brother-in-laws: John (and Beverly) Standke of Owatonna and Dale (and Susan) Standke of Morristown; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron; sons: Daniel Standke and Rick Standke; grandsons: Lucas Standke and Bryan Elton; son-in-laws: Les DeNamur and Dan Quinlivan.

Visitation will be at St. John Lutheran Church on Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dave Klawiter officiating. Interment will be in the Steele Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. John Lutheran Church Roof Fund, Senior Place, Steele Center Cemetery or to the donor’s choice.

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Tim Engstrom is the editor of the Albert Lea Tribune. He resides in Albert Lea with his wife, two sons and dog.

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