Josephine Janicek (Sztukowski) departed this world to join the love of her life Paul on November 8, 2020. Josie has left behind may family and friends who loved her deeply and were touched by her kindness and humor throughout her life. Josie was 91 years young. Cudahy was her home for most of her life.
Josie was a generous person and found a way to give to those less fortunate. She wore bright colors, loved to laugh and enjoyed being in the company of others from young to old. Josie was a profuse card sender and remembered her family and friends with cards that were always on time and included news about her life and words of encouragement and support. When her grandchildren were young, her signature gift was a $2 bill. Hallmark has lost a terrific customer.
Josie’s enthusiasm and optimism were contagious and she loved being surrounded by people. Josie enjoyed entertaining and decorated her house inside and outside for the holidays spending many hours making special ornaments, crafty presents and cookies and candies to give to others. Josie mad every visitor feel special and no one went without a present. Christmas was truly a season as it lasted for weeks.
Her family was the focus of her life and her memory lives on in her children: Nancy Burden, (Dave) Karen Janicek, (Pete) Kathie Evingson, (John) & Dale Janicek (Patti). Josie had many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was one of 6 children and is survived by sisters Jean Koralewski and Rosemary Setum and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Josie was a bright star that brought out the best in others and her smile, hugs and laugh will be missed. She will live in our hearts forever and missed dearly.
Celebration of Life service is planned at a later date.
A memorial fund has been established.