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Louis Frank Janosek, Sr.

Obituary for Louis Frank Janosek, Sr.

February 28, 1924 - December 24, 2018
Cedar Park, Texas | Age 94


Louis Frank Janosek passed away on December 24, 2018 in Cedar Park, Texas at the age of 94. He was born and grew up in Ellinger, Texas. He was in the military for 20 years; first in the Army and later transferring to the Air Force, where he was a communications operator participating in both World War II and Korea. He met his wife, Marjorie, at a USO dance after the war. As Louis completed his military service they settled in Austin in 1962.

Louis began his civic life in South Austin when he and his family moved to Sherwood Oaks in 1963, living just north of St. Edwards University where their new home was separated from the university by a dirt road. Like other newly retired families from Bergstrom Air Force Base, Marge and Louis volunteered as election workers at Travis High School. He was well known among his neighbors for his meticulous phone contact lists which he maintained for the South River City Citizens Neighborhood Association (SRCC).

Louis and his wife worked with SRCC to secure a successful vote on bond funding to purchase the land to create the Blunn Creek Preserve in the 1980s and protect the land from future development. He also worked with his neighbors and SRCC to stop the City of Austin from allowing the Salvation Army to move its downtown transient shelter to S. Congress near schools and homes.

When Louis was not busy with his civic duties he worked hard to provide a loving home for his family. When he became a grandfather, his grandchildren were the highlight of his life. He supported them in their activities and loved having little chats in the backyard on the swing where he would impart life's important lessons. His grandchildren will miss his small jobs for big pay and his ongoing love, support and laughter. He was active in his faith and commitment to God. He and his family were members of St. Ignatius and later St. Peter the Apostle Catholic churches. He served as an usher for many years at the latter.

Louis is survived by his son, Louis Jr. and wife Sarah; and grandchildren Clayton, Nora, and William; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie and his son Jeffrey as well as his parents and siblings.

Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary led by Deacon John Pickwell at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish South Location, 2620 South Congress Avenue; Austin, Texas 78704. A funeral Mass will be conducted by Father Richard Tijerina at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9500 Neenah, Austin, Texas 78717. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on January 8, 2019 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice Austin or the charity of your choice.

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