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Carol Jankovich, 77 of Stevens Point, died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 30, 2013, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
Carol was born on May 19, 1935 to the late Cliff and Hazel Krieck in Eagle River. She attended the local grade schools and graduated from Eagle River High School in 1953. She then graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Wausau in 1956. Carol dedicated her life to the care of others through her career in nursing. In addition, she instructed, trained, and directed many nurses. As a member of the Retired Nursing Association, she organized St. Mary's Annual Reunion providing education scholarships for future nurses. Carol was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Stevens Point and was active in numerous committees in the parish.
Carol married John Jankovich on August 20, 1960 at St. Peter's Parish in Eagle River. They have a son David Jankovich of Stevens Point. She has a brother Bill (Jean) Krieck of Florida, plus many nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her parents.
Carol was always willing to go the extra distance for someone in need. She had a way of finding the right words to share in a difficult situation. She encouraged and supported those facing challenges. Carol influenced many to reach for their goals and to be the best that they could be. Education was important to Carol. She encouraged others to never stop learning and to always ask questions, to do their best and be proud of who they were and what they accomplished.
Carol owned and operated Carolee Crafts selling unique clothing items and crafts. She loved cooking and baking, never passing up a new recipe to try during the many gatherings of family and friends. She also enjoyed sewing and creating new clothing items for all ages. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, gardening, fishing and volunteering. She also was an avid Packer fan.
She will be deeply missed by her extended family, friends, and neighbors. Her influence on those she knew has made our world a better place and she will live on in each of us forever.
Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Stevens Point. Rev Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. Pisarski Funeral Homes of Stevens Point & Plover are assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, you may designate memorials for a trust fund for her son. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com
Published in Stevens Point Journal on Apr. 3, 2013