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Fritz Johnk

August 17, 1909 — April 3, 2011

Visitation: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. at Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville, Minnesota.Visitation resumes one hour prior to the service at the church. Service: 11:00 a.m. " Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sabin, Minnesota. Fritz Johnk, age 101, a resident of Sabin, Minnesota, died on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society in Barnesville, Minnesota. Fritz Carl Edward Johnk was born August 17, 1909, in Sabin, Minnesota, one of thirteen children of Fred and Marie (Kuehl) Johnk. On March 31, 1936, Fritz was united in marriage to Alice Mae Cornish at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sabin. Together they had seven children: Ronald, Beverly, Lila, Connie, Mark, Mary, and Robert. Fritz farmed in the Sabin area his entire life. Alice preceded him in death on December 4, 2004. He entered the Good Samaritan Society in February of 2010 at the age of 100. Fritz was a life-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sabin. He enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Lake Lizzie. Fritz was an avid card player and loved dancing. Fritz is survived by his children: Ronald (Liz) Johnk, Moorhead, MN, Beverly (Laurence) Butenhoff, Sabin, MN, Lila Krebs, Sabin, MN, Connie (Calvin) Schuster, Barnesville, MN, Mark Johnk, Sabin, MN, Mary (Dennis) Ward, Inver Grove Heights, MN, and Robert (Rhonda) Johnk, Moorhead, MN; sisters, Ann Krabbenhoft and Elda Lewis, both of Moorhead, MN; brothers, Lester (Beverly) Johnk and Delmer Johnk, both of Sabin, MN; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; parents, Fred and Marie; 3 brothers; 5 sisters; daughter-in-law, Cathy Johnk; and son-in-law, Tony Krebs. Blessed Be The Memory Of Fritz Johnk
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