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Robert Leo Janke , Age 87


May 06, 1934 --November 24, 2021

Robert Leo Janke, age 87 of Baraboo, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Oak Park Place. Robert, son of Leo and Eltha (Dewar) Janke was born May 6, 1934 in Portage. He received an associate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and was employed by the Wisconsin Dept of Revenue. Robert was a very active member of his community, serving many years on Baraboo's City Council, Kiwanis, Board of Directors for Circus World Museum and Circus World Inc., and later in life, volunteering at Circus World Museum. Bob treasured time spent with his family, as well as spending time on the family farm, going on road trips, playing euchre, deer hunting in Wisconsin, and his annual hunting trip to Wyoming.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Audrey of Baraboo; children, Dennis (Lisa) Janke of Baraboo, Debra (Craig) Callewaert of Virginia Beach, Virginia; grandchildren, Justin Janke of LaCrosse, Ashley Janke of Madison, Nicole Callewaert of Independence, Kentucky, Lauren Callewaert of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is further survived by his brother, Terry (Alyson) Janke of Westfield; sister, Beth Hoskins of Portage; sister-in-law, Pat Heindl of Wisconsin Rapids and cousin, Ardys Fenner of Ripon as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Larry Hoskins and Patrick Heindl, and his cousin, Donald Janke.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Baraboo Arts Center Ringling Room from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family will be collecting donations to put towards a memorial. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.