Janice R. Rajek
Janice R. Rajek, age 76, of Merrill, died Friday, February 24, 2012, at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill.
Janice was born June 17, 1935, in Merrill, daughter of the late Elmer and Ruth (Karau) Krause. Janice married Howard ‘Ookie’ Rajek on April 11, 1953. He preceded her in death on October 17, 2006. For 17 years, Janice worked at the former Hinz’s Cork and Dyne. For the next 18 years, Janice and her late husband, Ookie, operated Rajek’s Riverside Club. Janice ended her career working as a cook at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill. Janice enjoyed crocheting, making jewelry, camping, cooking, gardening, and trips to the casino. Janice especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Crystal (Michael) Josiger, of Merrill; two sons, Marty Rajek, of Little Chicago, and Randy (Chris) Rajek, of Merrill; one son-in-law, Jeff Mondeik, of Gleason; six grandchildren, Jenny, Stacey, Kyle, Jenni, Lindsey, and Mindy; two great-grandchildren, Matt and Elexe; one sister, Bonnie (Jerry) Gerkhardt, of Hubertus, Wisconsin; and one brother, David (Joanne) Krause, of Merrill. Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Howard ‘Ookie’ Rajek; one daughter, Jean Mondeik; an infant sister; and one brother, Donald Krause.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. Mr. Kevin Krause will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday and after 10:00 A.M. Wednesday all at the funeral home. There will be a Merrill V.F.W. Auxiliary service at 6:30 P.M Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com