February 10, 1926 - August 8, 2015


Memorial Services will be at a later date for Marvin H. Janke, age 89, of Alexandria and formerly of Eden Valley, who died Saturday at Ecumen Bethany Home in Alexandria. Arrangements were made by Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Eden Valley.

Marvin was born February 10, 1926 in Renville County to Henry and Anna Janke. He married Mariel Emans on Sept. 23, 1949 in Hutchinson. They lived in Minneapolis prior to moving to Eden Valley in 1986 and Marvin then moved to Alexandria in 2009. He worked for the railroad as a brakeman for many years.

Survivors include his daughters and sons, Jacquelyn (Mark) Jensen, Mound; Steven (Diane), Clearwater; Pamela (Walter) Kras, Brooklyn Park; Cynthia, Minneapolis; Patti (Ronald) Gralewski, Crystal; Kim, Minneapolis; Timothy (Vicki), Akeley; and Penny (Brad) Aurdahl, Alexandria; brothers and sisters, Ronald, Donald, Elnore Putney, Myron and Helen Murphy. He also had 18 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mariel, Dec. 9, 2008, parents and brother, Eldean.