Richard Val Jahnke

July 5, 1942January 8, 2014
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Richard Val Jahnke, 71, of Baton Rouge, peacefully passed away after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 8. He was born on July 5, 1942, in Houston, Texas. After graduating high school in 1960, Val attended Texas A & M University. He married Linda Thomas in 1970. Val proudly served as a U.S. Army medic in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star and Army Commendation Medals. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7286 and was actively involved in Baton Rouge Evening Lions Club where he became a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was preceded in death by parents Richard and Martha Jahnke and his brother Donald Jahnke. Val is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda; son Mark and daughter-in-law Renee, daughter Melissa and son-in-law Raymond, son James and daughter-in-law Angela, and daughter Jacquelyn; and grandchildren Brittany, Dylan, Noah, and Caleb. A viewing will be held between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 15 at Greenoaks funeral home on Florida Blvd.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Richard Val Jahnke

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ILENE Brashier

June 21, 2014

Linda and family, we are so sorry for your loss and only today found out about Val's passing.( I have been wondering because I haven't seen anyone at home and have tried to reach someone but have not had any success.) We have been neighbors for so long, that is just breaks my heart that we did not know about this.I have fond memories of talking to Val at the fence and watching all of the children grow up. Linda, if there is anything that you need please do not hesitate to call. Our prayers are with you and the family. Ilene & Chuck Brashier

Stefany Wales

January 16, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about this. Love you guys. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lillie Gumm

January 15, 2014

Dear Linda, I only met your husband a few times during gatherings and he was so kind. What I remember and appreciate the most is that he gave you his wholehearted support in your worship and ministry. My prayers are for you and your family to find comfort in remembering his love and kindness.
Love to you all

Ken & Gwen Adams

January 15, 2014

"Aunt Linda", Mark, Melissa, James & Jackie Our love and prayers are with you all. " Uncle Val" was always there for our family and we will always be forever grateful.We miss "Uncle Val" very much. We love you all and God Bless.

Ken & Gwen Adams & Family

Linda Jahnke Kelly

January 15, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Val was a fine man with a lot of heart. His family meant everything to him. He was loved by everyone who knew him. God Bless him and your family.

Linda Jahnke Kelly and family
Stella Jahnke

Bob and Donna Perry

January 14, 2014

Linda. So sorry to hear about Val. Thank you for calling.

Val was one of the most special people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. His smile was contagious. He could brighten the mood of a room just by entering it, smiling and saying "Hi".

His friendship meant a lot to me. I have thought of him frequently over the years. I wish we lived closer. (I will answer for him at the Aggie Muster this year.)

Lance Garza

January 14, 2014

Mrs Linda and Jackie
Sorry to hear about Mr. Val, wishing you well !
Lance and Jasmin Garza

Cody Titone

January 14, 2014

Jackie, love you and sorry about your dad.

Mary Pruitt

January 14, 2014

Our love and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Mickey and Mary Pruitt

Kara Gordwin

January 14, 2014

Thinking of you and your family at this time.... Kara Gordwin. Much love