IOWA CITY - Ferne I. Dahnke, 82, of Iowa City, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at the Washington County Hospital & Clinics in Washington, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at the George L. Gay Funeral Home and Crematorium. Dr. John W. McKinstry will officiate. Entombment will be in Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Mrs. Dahnke was born June 3, 1918, in Washington County, the daughter of Fred Helfrich and Martha Bender. She received her education from Washington. She was a housewife. She married Richard Lukavsky on Oct. 23, 1937. She married William G. Dahnke on Aug. 10, 1957. She was a member of First Christian Church in Iowa City and was also involved with the Royal Neeghbors.
Survivors include one brother, Francis Helfrich of Wilton; one sister, Dora Lukavsky of Washington; one step-daughter and her husband, Dorothy and John Sexton of Lone Tree; and many step=grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in February of 1997; her parents; four brothers, Charles, Albert, Donald and Dale Helfrich; and one sister, Marie Lukavsky.
OXFORD, Iowa - Dale A. Dahnke, 81, of Oxford, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at West Ridge Care Center in Cedar Rapids of a lengthy illness.
Services will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford. Officiating will be the Revs. Rudolph Berndt and Edmond Dunn. Burial will be at the Mount Calvary Cemetery with military rites by the Oxford American Legion.
Visitation will be at the George L. Gay Oxford Chapel, with a vigil service.
Mr. Dahnke was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Oxford the son of George and Beulah Henderson Dahnke.
He graduated from Oxford High School. He married Mary Kathleen McGurk on Oct. 8, 1942, in Oxford. He owned the Lark Restaurant for 25 years. he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, a 50 year member of the Oxford American Legion, and the Outstanding Citizen of the Year in Oxford in 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Dahnke of Cedar Rapids and Patty Eckermann and her husband, Dave, of Oxford; five grandchildren; five brothers, Robert ''Speed'' Dahnke and his wife, Rose, Duane ''Doc'' Dahnke and his wife, Glenna, all of Iowa City, Jack Dahnke and his wife, Sue, Lyle Dahnke and his wife, JoAnne, Kenny Dahnke and his wife, Grace, all of Muscatine; five sisters, Betty Bartholomew of North Liberty, Virginia Poggenpohl of Iowa City, Diane Litterl and her husband, John, Delores Curtis and her husband, Gene, both of Muscatine, Ramona McCleary and her husband, Richard, of Rock Island.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Lyle C. Dahnke, 75, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at his home.
Funeral Service will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Reverend Jason Crossen of the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish will officiate. Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren, Steve Marks Jr., Timothy Marks, Adam Hill, Joshua Dahnke, Jacob Dahnke, Dan Fuller, Travis Brase, Stacey Fuller, and Cody White. A funeral luncheon will be held at the Knights of Columbus following the service.
Lyle was born on May 16, 1930, in Iowa City, the son of George F. and Beulah Henderson Dahnke. He married JoAnn Abbott on December 31, 1949, in Muscatine.
He retired from Grain Processing Corporation in 1990, after 30 years in the Maintenance Department.
Lyle enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to fish, camp and go to swap meets. He enjoyed sitting on the front porch and visiting with his neighbors.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Dahnke of Muscatine; two sons, Sam Dahnke and friend, Sherry Steahr, of Muscatine, and Jeff Dahnke and wife, Brenda, of Muscatine; one son-in-law, Steve Marks of Muscatine; three daughters, Sandra Hill and husband, Bill, of Fruitland, Linda Marks of Muscatine, and Tina Vastine and husband, Joe, of Durant; nine grandchildren, Steve Marks Jr., Timothy Marks, Adam Hill, Joshua Dahnke, Jacob Dahnke, Dan Fuller, Travis Brase, Stacey Fuller, and Cody White; five great-grandchildren, Emily Marks, Jenna Marks, Jacob Groce, Katelyn Groce, and Kendal Brase; three brothes, Dewayne 'Doc' Dahnke of Iowa City, Kenneth Dahnke and wife, Grace, of Muscatine, and Jack Dahnke and wife, Sue, of Muscatine; five sisters, Betty Bartholomew of Coralville, Virginia Poggenpohl of Iowa City, Diane Littrel and husband, John, of Muscatine, Delores Curtis and husband, Gene, of Muscatine, and Ramona McCleary and husband, Richard, of Rock Island; and many nieces and nephews.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Sharon Ranee Fuller in 1996, two sons-in-law, Dan Fuller and Timothy Brase; and three brothers, Robert, William, and Dale Dahnke.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Kenneth L. Dahnke, 70, of Muscatine, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, after a courageous battle with diabetes.
Casketbearers will be nephews, Neal Adams, David Hargrave, Mark Hargrave, Mike Hargrave, Greg Hargrave, Jeff Hargrave, Scott Wagner, Mike Dahnke and Jeff Dahnke.
Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Following the services, there will be a time of food and fellowship at the American Legion Hall.
Mr. Dahnke was born April 14, 1937, in Iowa City, the son of George F. and Beulah (Henderson) Dahnke.
He married E. Grace Hargrave Jan. 31, 1958, in Muscatine.
He was employed at Central Soya for 15 years and later worked at the HON Oak Steel plant for 26 years in the top department, retiring in 1997.
He enjoyed carpentry, fishing, maintaining his vehicles, building bird houses, the companionship of his dog, Molly, and especially, spending time with his grandchildren.
He will be deeply missed by his wife; two daughters, Vicki Plett and Cindi Ruckles and her companion, Bob Gray, of Muscatine; a son, Steve Dahnke and his wife, Kim, of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Kindra Plett and boyfriend, Stacy Robert Bradshaw, of Polo, Ill., Tyler Ruckles, Treavor Ruckles, Ben Dahnke and Jacob Dahnke, all of Muscatine; two brothers, Jack Dahnke and his wife, Sue, of Muscatine and Dewayne 'Doc' Dahnke of Iowa City; five sisters, Betty Bartholomew of Coralville, Virginia Poggenpohl of Iowa City, Diane Littrel and her husband, John, of Muscatine, Deloris Curtis and her husband, Gene, of Muscatine and Ramona McCleary and her husband, Richard, of Rock Island; a sister-in-law, Jo Ann Dahnke of Muscatine; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Robert, William, Dale and Lyle Dahnke.