William "Billy" F. Janke IV

William "Billy" F. Janke IV of Cedar Grove, formerly of Saukville, died at the age of 27 early Saturday morning, June 14, 2008 as the result of a traffic accident in the town of Belgium. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on June 19 at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., in Port Washington. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Burial will be take place at Union Cemetery in Wautoma.

Billy was born on Sept. 26, 1980 in Milwaukee, the son of William F. Janke III and Debra Holtz Janke. He graduated from Port Washington High School in 1999 and worked as a machinist. Billy enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, tinkering with cars and writing poetry.

Billy is survived by his mother, Debbie (Peter) Krier of Cedar Grove; and his father, William F. Janke III (Tia) of Grafton; his son, Tristan Janke of Beaver Dam; his sister, Sheri (Jason) Meade of Waukesha; his stepbrother, Jason (Michelle) Ehrenberg of South Milwaukee; his niece, Abbigail Meade; his grandparents, Lois Janke of Saukville and Allen (Georgiana) Holtz of Kewaskum; and special friends, Teri and Keyan Schepp.

Billy was preceded in death by his grandmother, Charlene Chase.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated. For online condolences, please visit www.eernissefuneralhome.com.