Olga (OJ) Weeks was called to her heavenly home on July 31, 2022, at the age of 96. OJ loved her Lord and Savior and was a witness to her faith, offering prayers of guidance to her family.
OJ was born to Gustav and Martha Jahnke of Devils Lake, ND, on July 26, 1926, and was the youngest of three children. She and her siblings were raised on the family farm near Grand Harbor Township. The Jahnke family was among the 27 founding families of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where OJ was baptized and confirmed. She graduated from Central High School in 1943. After graduating, she followed her love of nature and began working at the Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, and eventually moved to Washington and enjoyed her retirement in Medford, Oregon.
OJ returned to Devils Lake to be closer to family and enjoyed gatherings, especially birthdays since that’s the day we started our lives with Jesus. She cherished her friendships in Medford, made new friends, and loved desserts.
She will join her loved ones that have gone before her: parents: Gustav and Martha Jahnke, sister: Gertrude Kondos, brother: Art Jahnke, and niece: Dorothy Ann Jahnke. She is survived by her nieces: Betty Lou Johnson, Edie Johnson, Evy (Gary) Wawers, great nephew: Curt (Kristi) Johnson, and great niece: Kim (Corey) Paulson.
OJ requested a family only service and memorials be sent to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Posted online on August 02, 2022
Published in Devils Lake Journal