David R. Janke Sr.

11/08/1952 - 01/12/2020

Obituary for David R. Janke Sr.

David R. Janke Sr., age 67, of Erie passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie.
He was born in Erie on Nov. 8, 1952, the son of the late Chester Arthur and Irene Elizabeth (Everett) Janke.
David graduated from Academy High School and worked as a self-employed construction worker for much of his life. He enjoyed card games like euchre and the casino.
David is preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Wybiral) Janke; grandson, Jacob Strain; brother, Arthur (Gus) Janke and sister, Joyce Dolph.
He is survived by his children, Richard Wybiral (Dawn), Wendy (Janke) Strain, Wayne Sommers (Andrea), Sean Janke (Rena), and David Janke (Danielle); sisters, Joan Parks (Mike), Janet Ames (Larry), Jean Bliel (Ken), and Judy Hewett (Don); sister-in-laws, Judith Janke and Sharon Hall (Mike); brother-in-law, Gary Dolph as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, his dog Winnie and his card friends and euchre family. Services will be held at the Greenfield Baptist Church, 9028 Williams Rd, North East on Thursday from 3 p.m. until time of a funeral service at 6 p.m.
Officiating the service will be Rev. Dan Cass.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Please send condolences to

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