In Memoriam: Matushka Carol Ann Janeček

MILWAUKEE, WI [DOM] – Matushka Carol Ann Janeček, the wife of  Archpriest Frederick J. Janeček, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, February 14,2022, the Feast of St.  Cyril of Thesalonica, the Apostle to the Moravians and All Slavs. She reposed surrounded by her husband, and son, John Frederick, shortly after receiving Holy Communion with awareness and devotion.

Janeček, Carol Ann (nee Groshek) of Alpine, Texas, Madison, Milwaukee, and Stevens Point, fell asleep in the Lord at the age of 80 after a heroic battle with thyroid cancer. She was born on May 26, 1941, in Stevens Point to Harry H. and Ann Marie (nee Barwick) Groshek. Carol married Very Reverend Father Frederick J. Janeček on July 21, 1973, in Milwaukee. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and two Master Degrees in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee as well as Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans. She has worked in the area of social work and religious education. She was a religious education coordinator at St. Maria Goretti in Madison, St. John the Baptist in Waunakee and St. Francis Xavier in Cross Plains. She was a member of the Sister of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis in Stevens Point as Sister Dismas and was a teacher at St. John the Baptist in Menasha, WI and at Blessed Sacrament and St. Adalbert in Milwaukee She assisted Father Fredrick in his ministry especially in visiting the sick and pastoral counseling. She was an Orthodox representative to the Wisconsin Council of Churches. Carol was a breast cancer survivor and worked with women who had cancer.

She was the mother of John F. Janeček of Watertown. She was the aunt of Kevin and Kori of Milwaukee and Kara of Las Vegas. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Mary Jane and Clare Therese Groshek.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 21, 2022, SS. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church, 2515 S. 30th St., Milwaukee. Visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service at the church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Carol Janecek Funeral Fund at Wells Fargo #7371212031.

May her memory be eternal.

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