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obit: Joseph J. Janosec

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Joseph J. Janosec was born August 24, 1917 to Frank Janosec and Mary Stiskala Janosec in Jarrell, TX. He died on April 6th, 2013. He is preceded in death by
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2013
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      Joseph J. Janosec was born August 24, 1917 to Frank Janosec and Mary Stiskala Janosec in Jarrell, TX. He died on April 6th, 2013.

       

      He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Frank Janosec, sisters Jamie Janosec and Agnes Urbanovsky (husband Joe); and half-sister Frances Sladecek.

       

      He joined the Airborne in 1941, and was post master for 1 year, and an airplane mechanic for the rest of service in World War 2. Honorably discharged in 1945, he returned home and received his degree in Agriculture at the VA school in Florence, finishing in Bartlett.

       

      In 1951 he bought his first John Deere hay baler with which he and his brother Frank earned a great living. Joe and his family enjoyed the hard work and simplicity of farm life on the Donahoe Creek in Jarrell. Joe was a life-long parishioner of the Hole Trinity Church in Cornhill. He was a Member of Moravian Hall for 62 years. He served as Commander of the American Legion from 1966 to 1971.

      Joe was a brilliant man with a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and love for life - he loved gardening and caring for his cows and cats, working Sudoku puzzles and watching The Simpsons! He will be missed so much!

       

      He is survived by his nephew Anton 'Tony' Sladecek (wife Delores) of Holland; his nephew Edwin Sladecek (wife Georgie) of Houston; as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews and other great life-long friends and his best friend of eight wonderful years Debbie Stofle.

       

      Pallbearers will include Stephen Sladecek, Mike Sladecek, James Sladecek, Jim Daughtery, Johnny Hernandez and Willie Vrabel.

       

      Visitation will be held Tuesday April 9th at Goodnight Funeral Home of Bartlett, TX at 6pm, with a Rosary service at 7pm.  Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday April 19th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Cornhill, TX.  Joseph will be laid to rest in Cornhill Cemetery.

       

      Goodnight Funeral Home

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