Lee J. Janke
Lee J. Janke

January 29, 1955 - June 10, 2016
Born in Bay City, Michigan
Resided in Thornton, CO
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Lee J. Janke, 61, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday, June 10, 2016.

He was born on January 29, 1955 in Bay City and grew up on his family's farm near Sebewaing—the son of the late Edward and Norma (Pommerenke) Janke. He moved to Colorado in 1980 and lived there until his death.

Lee was an information technology project management professional. He graduated from Owen-Gage High School in 1973 and Ferris State University in 1977. He loved music and playing the guitar, reading, playing golf and watching sports. He loved all things Michigan.

Lee is survived by his wife, Heather Durham, brothers Mark and wife MaryAnn, Alan and wife Kathleen, sister Jill (Janke) Sheldon and husband Wayne. Also, nieces Emma Sheldon, Ashley, Alexis, Kaitlyn and Kasey Janke, nephew Eric and wife Tasha, great-niece Alyvia and great-nephew Mason.

Cremation will take place on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Horan & McConaty in Denver, Colorado. A memorial gathering will be held in Sebewaing, Michigan at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 09, at the VFW on 265 West Bay Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lee's name may be given to the Ark Valley Humane Society, 701 Gregg Dr., Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-2737, http://ark-valley.org/.

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Services

Memorial Gathering
VFW
265 West Bay Street
Sebewaing, MI
Saturday, July 9, 2016
5:00 PM

Charities

Ark Valley Humane Society
701 Gregg Dr.
Buena Vista, CO 81211
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lee's name may be given to the Ark Valley Humane Society, 701 Gregg Dr., Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-2737, http://ark-valley.org/.