Jeanine “Jeanie” M. Lienke, 59, of Ashland, NE, died Sunday, December 2, 2018 at her home in Ashland, NE. She was born May 20, 1959 in Winona, MN to Wayne and Bonnie (Timm) Ness. Jeanine graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester, MN. On December 29, 1989, she married Paul Lienke in Iowa City, IA.
Jeanine was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Gophers fan. She loved collecting cookbooks, making salsa and John Wayne. Jeanine enjoyed her time as 1st lady of Ashland when Paul was mayor of Ashland for six years.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Paul Lienke; brother, Lloyd (Laura) Ness; niece, Bailey Ness; and nephew, Ryan Ness. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Marcy Mortuary in Ashland, NE from 5-7pm. A further gathering to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory in Wabasha, MN.