Jerome H. Janty
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Jerome H. Janty, 91, entered eternal life on September 3, 2012 after struggling with congestive heart failure for the past ten months. Jerry was born on March 30, 1921 in the Town of Russell to the late Henry and Amanda (Nadler) Janty. He lived his early life in St. Anna, WI on the parental farm with his twin sister, the late Germaine Pethan, and his surviving sister, Delores Sabel.
Jerry was a WWII veteran, serving as a Sergeant in the 28th Division, US Army from 1942 to 1945. He was wounded in Normandy in August 1944 and was later awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Upon discharge, he began working at Ameriquip (formerly Arps Corporation) in New Holstein, retiring in 1988.
On May 7, 1947 he married Catherine (Katie) Buhl at Holy Rosary Parish in New Holstein, WI. Together Jerry and Katie raised their seven children in New Holstein: Paul (Sharon), Jim (Susan), Mary (Ted Young), Anne (Ken Hallett), Clare (Gary Vig), Chris (Randall Sippel), and Lisa (Peter Hilton). Jerry was blessed with eight grandchildren: Dan, Pam, Amber (Sean), Matt, Jake, Zach, Sarah and Carly. Katie preceded him in death on September 26, 2004.
In 2005, Jerry moved to St. Clare Terrace in Fond du Lac, WI. He enjoyed spending his days on various activities associated with Holy Rosary Parish, especially the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Salvatorian Mission Warehouse, and volunteer activities at St. Francis Home. He was an avid genealogist, researching and compiling the genealogy for dozens of families, and personally published his genealogy research for his family's ancestors.
On March 24, 2008 he married Beata (Torke) Schueller at Our Lady of the Lakes-St. Mary's Chapel in Random Lake, WI. They resided in Belgium, WI and shared a love of genealogy research, often spending time at the Luxembourg American Cultural Center, church cemeteries, libraries or courthouses. Jerry also enjoyed activities with Beata's seven children: John (Malini), Jim, Mary, Peter, Ann (Steve Bradford), Clare (Neal Bowe), and Ruth (Steve Fleischmann); and her seven grandchildren: Divik (Megumi), Michael, Sarah, Maya, Alexia, Andrew and Neena.
Jerry is also survived by his Buhl in-laws (Sally Meyer, Vi VanRooy, Delores Piek, Sr. Lucille Buhl and Frank (Irene) Buhl) and Torke in-laws (John Torke, Beatrice Funke and Joseph Torke), many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jerry was a faith-filled man, who loved his family, served his country and community, loved history and believed that education and hard work empowered one to do many things. While he did not have a college education, he was a life-long learner, master emailer, and lover of books. He was extremely proud that all his children and grandchildren completed their university educations.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Parish in New Holstein at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. A private family burial with military honors will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Holy Rosary's St. Vincent de Paul Society (c/o Don Schmitz, N2220 Orchard Road, New Holstein, WI 53061), St. Francis Home Foundation (33 Everett Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935), the Luxembourg American Cultural Society and Center (100 Peter Thein Avenue, Belgium, WI 53004), or the
Beata and Jerry's children would like to thank Drs. Horth and Strong and the St. Francis, ICU and hospice staff for the wonderful care he received; Sr. Kathy (deceased) and Sr. Julia for their spiritual guidance; Julie Pilak for her support and compassionate care, and Sally Meyer who watched over him while he was a resident at St. Francis.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting the family.
Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home - Kiel
815 6th St.
Kiel, WI 53042
Published in Sheboygan Press from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2012