Jane F. Manke


Jane F. Manke, age 67 of Le Sueur died suddenly at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Le Sueur on
Thursday, March 5, 2020. Visitation and time of sharing will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the
Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur from 3:00 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
Jane was born on October 15, 1952 to Wilfred and Mary Theresa (Meyer) Kloeckner in Austin, MN. She
grew up in Adams, MN and graduated from Adams High School in 1970. She graduated with a teaching
degree from St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul in 1974 and began teaching at Le Center High School
the same year. She married Frederic Manke on December 28, 1979 at St. John’s Catholic Church in
Adams, MN. The Couple lived in Le Sueur for many years and she continued to teach in Le Center until
her full time retirement in 2004. She continued to teach part time, substitute taught and did on line
teaching. Jane enjoyed reading and was a coach for the Le Center Speech Team for years where her
school won state in Speech in 1991.
She is survived by her husband Frederic Sr. of Le Sueur and son, Frederic Jr. (Cathy) Manke of Duluth,
MN. Brother Jake Kloeckner of Owatonna, MN and sister-in-law, Irene Manke of Le Sueur, MN. She is
preceded in death by her parents.


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