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Barbara Joyce (Burke) Janacek

1933 ~ 2019 (age 86)
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Barbara Joyce Janacek

Milwaukee - Found peace, September 6, 2019 at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Reunited with her husband, Jerry, who preceded her in death 45 years ago.

Loving mother of the late James, Christopher (Sherri), Joyce (Alan) Larson, Jerry (Carol), Julie (Chris) Hults, and Robert (Angela) Janacek.  Proud grandmother of Rachelle, Stephanie, Eric, Katherine, Breanna, Alyssa, David, Jacob, Reese, Jerry and Joshua.  Great -grandmother to Nicholas.  Dear sister of Shirley (the late Stanley) Sowa and Patricia Bowman.  Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation Friday, September 20, 2019 at Blessed Savior Catholic Church, 8545 West Villard Avenue, Milwaukee from 9:30 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Barbara grew up in Chicago where she worked for AT&T before getting married, 63 years ago.  She moved with her family to New York and finally to Milwaukee.  She led a tough life doing her best every day to care for her six children after her husband's death.

The family would like to extend their gratefulness to the staff at Vista Pointe for the exceptional care they provided Barb.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research would be appreciated.


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