Maureen P. Janik, 61 of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at UW Hospital of Madison.
Maureen was born on November 19, 1954 in Evergreen Park, IL, the daughter of William and Nancy (Hutchinson) Walsh. She was one of 8 children. Maureen is a 1972 graduate of Oconomowoc High School and on November 26, 1988, she married Thomas Janik at St. Ann's Church of West Allis. The couple lived in Watertown and raised 2 great kids. She had a great sense of humor and was exceptionally kind. Maureen was a tough lady, who fought long and hard before a double lung transplant in 1998. She considered the 17 years after her surgery a huge blessing and time with her husband and children as a gift from God. She was a caring mother, a wonderful listener and was always willing to help. Maureen's contagious, witty, and bright personality can be seen in her dear daughter Chelsea. Maureen passed some awesome character qualities to her Son Teddy. They shared a love of music, a sense of personal responsibility and a zest for life. Maureen had a strong faith and that cherished faith was unshaken, even to the end. She had a heart for Special Olympics and the participants. There, she coached bowling and even had her own ball, even though she could have used some coaching herself. She loved her precious friends and visiting Door County. Maureen Patricia Janik was an inspiration to her family and friends and will be dearly missed.
Maureen would encourage you to consider organ donation, as precious lives are saved and prolonged with anatomical gifts.
Maureen is survived by: her Husband Tom; Children Chelsea and Teddy (Rylee Wolfe) both of Watertown; Sister Theresa (John) Wellstein of Milwaukee; 3 Brothers Robert Hall of Delafield, David (Shelley Mounts) Hall of New Berlin, and Matthew Hall of Nashotah; Father-in-Law Stephen Janik of Watertown; Sister-in-Law Lynne Hall of Marshall; Special Friends Lora Richards and Brenda Boesl both of Watertown; and her beloved dog Baxter. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Brothers Neal, William, and Timothy.
Memorials in Maureen's honor to the American Lung Association or the Special Olympics would be greatly appreciated.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and staff at UW Hospital for the outstanding care provided.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church of Watertown with Fr. Alex Carmel presiding. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery following the Mass.
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 9:00am - 11:00am, St. Bernard Catholic Church
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 11:00am, St. Bernard Catholic Church
St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery