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February 25th, 1938 – Sunday, November 4, 2007

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Lester Prairie Community Churc
Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Visitation Information

Wallace “Wally” Henry Tanke, age 69, of Lester Prairie died Sunday, November 4, 2007 at The Glencoe Regional Health Services.

He was born on February 25, 1938 in Litchfield the son of Walter & Erna Buckentine Tanke.

Wally was baptized on March 13, 1938 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. He also was instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 6, 1952 at Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Wally was formerly employed at The Dodge House in Lester Prairie as a bar tender for seventeen years, he also had worked for Radtke Excavating & Central By Products.

Survived by his loving companion & best friend: Lois Fiecke; sons: Greg Tanke of Arizona, Jeff Tanke of Wood Lake, James Tanke of Hamburg, Jeremy Fiecke of Watertown and Ryan Fiecke of New Germany; a step son: Chris Fiecke of Lester Prairie; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; his mother: Erna Tanke of Hamburg; extended family: Leona Fiecke of Lester Prairie; Carol Pogue and special friend Terry Thomson of Chisago City, Joan (Alan) Teubert of Hutchinson, Janet Grimm and Marily (Doug) Ranzau all of Glencoe and Renee (Kent) Glessing of Hutchinson; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by a son: Rodney Dittmer, his father: Walter Tanke and by his father-in-law: Eugene Fiecke.

Funeral services were held at Thursday, November 8th at 1:00 P.M. at The Lester Prairie Community Church. Pastor William Baldwin officiated and interment followed at Church of God Cemetery in Bergen Township.

Friends called on Wednesday, November 7th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Casket Bearers were Craig Mitchell, Pat Nebben, Greg Gatz, Gene Feltmann, Glen Templin and Bob Kruschke.

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