LACROSSE — Craig A. “Gunny” Janousek, 60, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. “Gunny” was born on Nov. 29, 1955, in McCook, Neb. the son of Jay and Margaret (Stowell) Janousek. On June 15, 1974, he married Kathy Holopirek at the United Methodist Church in La Crosse. He was a 40+ year resident of La Crosse moving from Benkelman, Neb. A 1974 graduate of La Crosse High School he owned and operated a custom embroidery business. Softball was a huge part of “Gunny’s” life. The family’s weekends were spent on the softball field playing in tournaments, or playing with friends and family just for fun. He also loved and cherished his grandkids and was so very proud of his two great-grandsons.
Mr. Janousek was a member of the United Methodist Church in La Crosse.
Survivors include, his wife, Kathy Janousek of La Crosse; two daughters, Ginger Shook, and husband, Chad, of Hoisington, and Jill Zordel, and husband, Nolan, of La Crosse; four grandchildren, Shelby Graf, Dalton Janousek, Carmen Zordel, and Chenoa Zordel; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Zordel, Hayden Mason, Brandon Mclemore, and Savannah Mclemore; and two brothers, Jeffrey Janousek of Wichita and Robert Janousek of Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse with Pastor Angie Vertz officiating. His final sendoff will be at the Rush County Ball Fields. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Gunny’s Memorial Softball Fund. Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at www.charterfunerals.com/locations/janousek-lacrosse.php.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home**
719 Pine Street
P.O. Box 550
La Crosse, KS. 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 24, 2016