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Marjorie Ellen Janosek

Obituary for Marjorie Ellen Janosek

July 15, 1927 - October 22, 2018
Cedar Park, Texas | Age 91


Marjorie Ellen Janosek passed away on October 22, 2018 in Cedar Park, Texas at the age of 91. She was born and grew up in Strawn, Texas. She met her husband Louis at a USO dance after the war. As Louis completed his military service they settled in Austin in 1962.

Mrs. Janosek began her civic life in South Austin when she and her husband 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 AFB, Marge and Lou volunteered as election workers at Travis High School. She was well known among her neighbors for her meticulous phone contact lists which she typed for the South River City Citizens Neighborhood Association (SRCC).

Marge and her husband 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. She also worked with her 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 Marge was not busy with her civic duties she worked hard to provide a loving home for her family. She was active in her faith and commitment to God. She and her family were members of St. Ignatius and later St. Peter Catholic churches.

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

Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary led by Deacon John Pickwell at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 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 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 4600 E Ben White, Austin, Texas 78741. Burial will be at 1:45 p.m. on November 1, 2018 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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