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Thomas Wayne Janish

March 11, 1950 ~ August 10, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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On Thursday, August 10, 2023, Thomas Wayne Janish, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away at the age of 73 after a short battle with leukemia.

Tom was born March 11, 1950 in Eau Claire to Clarence and Patricia (Feyerisen) Janish. Tom graduated from Chi-Hi in 1969. He married the love of his life, Geraldine Zehm on September 27, 1969 at Notre Dame Church.

Tom proudly served in the US Army for 2 years and then worked in civil service as a mechanic. He served in the Army Reserves for 20 years.

Tom is survived by his loving family consisting of his wife of 53 years, Gerry; a son, Jody (Michelle Lykens); a daughter, Joy Schaefer; grandchildren, Brittney (Jake Olsen) Janish, Taya, Trae (Mallory Field) and Tori Schaefer; brothers, Dave (Cleo) of Danbury, Dick (Carmey) of Boise, Idaho, and Greg (Dawn) of Justin, Texas; sister, Barb (Dave) Myers of Chetek; many nieces and nephews; his best friend, Chuck ”Monkey” Cyr; and an endless list of amazing friends and family.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Michael.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, August 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls.

Private family burial will be at a later date at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

Thank you to the amazing crew at the Mayo ICU for all of your support and care during our difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to be given to Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Cancer Center or Klein Hall.

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August 31, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729


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