Florence E. JahnkeFlorence E. Jahnke, 90, formerly of Durbin, ND went to her heavenly home on Monday, March 4, 2013 at The Lodge on Summit Oaks, Burnsville, MN.
Florence Elvebak was born on Nov. 7, 1922 in Los Angeles, CA to Peder and Ella (Larson) Elvebak. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Florence was an honor student at Polytechnic High School and attended UCLA. On March 19, 1943, she was united in marriage to Wallace B. Jahnke. After Wallace was discharged from the US Air Force, they returned to Wallace's home in North Dakota, where they farmed, ran the Durbin store and the Post Office and raised 7 children. Wallace passed away in April of 1993, shortly after they celebrated 50 years of marriage. In 1997, she moved to Burnsville, MN and last October moved to Prior Lake, MN.