Karen L Janakas. 77, Passed away on February 5, 2019. She was born January 16, 1942. Originally from Chicago an area called Clearing. She attended and graduated from Lindblom Technical High School. Attended Chicago Teachers College. She is survived by her loving husband Steven G. Janakas Sr.; Son, Steven G. Janakas Jr. (Deborah) and daughter Laura L. McIntyre (Jim). She had three grandchildren Nicholas Janakas, Cassidy McIntyre and Jimmy McIntyre. She is also survived by her brother Ronald Depsky.
Karen was loved by her husband, children and grandchildren. But it was also the little things she love too. She loves her dogs and her cats, Chicago pizza and White Castles but in the end she enjoyed her bullâ€™s-eyes candies more than food itself.
She was a member of the Womenâ€™s Auxiliary for the Marine Corp League #567.
As you can see she was a giving person and will not only be missed by her family but by her friends.
Final resting place will be at the Bushnell Veterans Cemetery (private).
In lieu of flowers please make a donation for the HPH Hospice at the link below on her behalf.
The strength of a person comes from the heart to make things happen. My mother was willing to put everything on the line at all costs to see everyone succeed. She had an uncanny ability to get anything accomplished, and she was truly a master at it. To her very last moments she never quit teaching â€œold schoolâ€ family values to all of us.
She accomplished so much in her lifetime:
She was a second mother to many, including housing hockey players from other countries.
She helped at the grade school with special needs children.
She volunteered at many youth hockey committees and tournaments.
In her later days, she loved watching hockey and just loved to garden in Florida.
Her true happiness was making sure everyone was happy and she just loved her quality time with all of her grandchildren. When she had those moments you could see she had a glow and it was their alone time.
My mother loved to laugh and had a natural smile. She loved music and dancing.
She will be dearly missed. I do know she would want us to be strong and keep moving forward. She is in heaven chatting with all of her loved ones that have passed. Our goal is to keep her spirit alive by telling our family her great moments. Now you are our Guardian Angel. Until we meet again Momâ€¦..
Stevie (Son), Debbie (Daughter-in-Law) and Nicholas (Grandson)