Webster W. "Web" Schwanke, Leland/Plain, WI/formerly Janesville, WI (1923-2014)

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Friday, March 14, 2014

December 19, 1923 - March 12, 2014

Webster W. "Web" Schwanke, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Pine Villa in Prairie du Sac. He was born in Honey Creek Township, on Dec. 19, 1923, the son of the late Walter and Paula (Martin) Schwanke. He was united in marriage to Jean Meske in 1947. She preceded him in death in 1962. Web was a lifetime farmer in Honey Creek, and was able to live independently until this past December. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Leland, the Honey Creek Rod & Gun Club, and the Sauk Prairie Community Club.

Web is survived by four children: Dale (Deb) of Janesville, Eileen Muchow of Leland, Debra (Lauren) Gagner of Minneapolis, and Sue Ann (TJ Ballweg) Schwanke of Sauk Prairie; five grandchildren: Daphne (Steve) Knox, Darrin (Andrea) Schwanke, Dawn (Phil) Portzen, Rebecca (Bill) LeFevre and Alison (Sky) Ogren; seven great-grandchildren: Nathan, Kelsie, Hunter, Colby, Courtney, Brice, and Kendra; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond; and two sisters, Era Jaedike and LaVera Yanke.

A funeral service will be held at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Leland, at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014, with Pastor Erich Hartenberger officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the CHURCH from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. John's Lutheran Church or the Honey Creek Rod & Gun Club.

Web's family wishes to thank the staffs of Maplewood of Sauk Prairie and Pine Villa, and Dr. Barclay Shultz for their compassionate care.


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