In Memory of Robert Janowski
January 10, 1925 - October 20, 2017
Robert A. Janowski Sr., age 92, of Hayward, WI died Friday, October 20, 2017 at Country Terrace in Hayward.
Robert Arthur Janowski was born January 10, 1925 in Des Plaines, IL to Stanley and Alma (Prohl) Janowski, the third of four children. In 1937, the family moved to Loretta, WI and a new home on Blaisdell Lake. Bob finished his schooling at the Draper school, graduating from high school in 1942. After high school, Bob worked in Hartland and Oconomowoc. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1946, and after his discharge moved to Milwaukee, WI where he found employment. He worked at American Motors, Milwaukee Gas Company and Continental Can Company. In 1951, he met Evelyn Spanbauer in Milwaukee and they were married in Rockford, IL on January 5, 1952. They resided in Milwaukee and Grafton, WI until 1961 when Bob joined the Wisconsin State Patrol. They relocated to Beloit, WI and lived there until their retirement in 1982. Bob and Evie then moved to Winter, WI and built a new home on Highway G. Bob was an avid photographer his entire life, as well as a craftsman, building wood furniture including a beautiful pool table for his son.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Karyn Janowski of Los Angeles, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Evelyn, in 1995; a son, Robert Jr; his siblings, Hildegarde (Jack) Lindquist, Stanley (Barbara) Janowski and William (Marion) Janowski.