AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Jerome “Jerry” Janousek, of Mora, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 61 years old.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date
Jerome “Jerry” Harold Janousek, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on May 11, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 61 years old.
Jerry was born on January 8, 1959 at the Kanabec Hospital in Mora, MN to Harold and Eileen (Barnhart) Janousek. He attended the Warman Country School for 2 years, then went on to attend Mora Public Schools where he graduated in 1977. He enjoyed playing the drums in band, participating in track and field, and playing on the football team. He attended Anoka Ramsey College on a football scholarship, majoring in Psychology.
Jerry worked as an owner-operator for the Xerox Corporation, living in St. Paul for most of his adult life. He loved to read and had a large collection of books. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spent two summers at the Yes Bay Lodge in Alaska working as a deck hand on charter boats. He also enjoyed watching professional sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
His passion in life was music. He played with numerous bands as a drummer ever since high school. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and harmonica and liked to try new instruments.
Jerry was very important to so many people. He loved spoiling his nieces and nephews at Christmas with loads of presents and providing huge 4th of July fireworks displays for family and friends. He was always full of jokes and laughter, entertaining everyone wherever he went.
Jerry touched so many lives during his life and seemed to know everyone wherever he traveled. He was a wonderful son, grandson, brother, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, and friend. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
Jerry is preceded in death by his grandparents, mother Eileen, infant sister Virginia, uncle John Janousek, aunts, Margaret Wible and Pat Janousek, cousins, Diane and Carol Janousek.
He is survived by his father Harold “Harry”; siblings, Tom (Robin), Debbie, Loretta, David (Sherry), and Paula; uncles and aunts, Rodney (Rita) Barnhart, Joe (Nora) Janousek, Martin (Alma) Janousek, Bill (Alice) Janousek, Rose (Rick) Mendlik, and Al (Joanie) Janousek; many nieces, nephews and their families, and countless other relatives and friends.