Nancy J. Janousek , age 75, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson at a later date.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.
Nancy Jean Janousek was born on June 7, 1947, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Henry and Arlene (McLain) Janousek. Nancy was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth at Vineyard Methodist Church in Hutchinson. She received her education in Hutchinson, and was a graduate with the Hutchinson High School class of 1965. Nancy furthered her education at the University of Minnesota School of Business where she completed a one-year legal secretary course. She then attended St. Cloud State University where she studied education. Shortly after completing her degree, Nancy moved to Montana and obtained her library science and history certificate.
While Nancy attended the University of Minnesota, she was employed as a legal secretary for the Director of Control Science, which also involved working with NASA. While attending St. Cloud State University, she spent her summers working at Glacier National Park in Montana in accounting, waitressing, and kitchen detail in the lodge. Nancy returned to Minnesota to work at Conrad National Bank as well as Cargill. In 1979, she began working as a ticket agent for Western Airlines, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines before retiring in 2008.
Nancy was an adventurous person. She enjoyed traveling and planning trips, so much that she visited a total of 30 countries, from the pyramids to Tokyo. Some of her most memorable trips include traveling to Ireland 18 times, as well as Salzburg, Austria, and the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. She also enjoyed cross-country skiing, hiking in Glacier Park, and spending time with her best friends, her parents.
Nancy passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 75 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Nancy is survived by her:
Brother, Roger Janousek;
Niece and Nephew, Julie Stangenes and her husband Mark, John Janousek and his wife Christy;
Great Nieces, Janey Janousek, Lucy Stangenes, Stella Davis;
Many cousins and wonderful friends from all around.
Nancy is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Arlene Janousek; Grandparents, Frank and Emma Janousek, Darrel and Kitty McLain; Janousek Aunts and Uncles, George, Emily, Frank, Edward, Paul, Bill.
PAMELA LARSON says
Dear Nancy: I will think of you in Glacier National Park, Montana!
gregory j roiger says
Roger, our condolences on Nancy’s passing. May she rest in peace. Greg and Cathy Roiger
Michael Nallick says
I worked with Nancy for many years at NWA. I remember one day in particular, seeing her wearing a beret and dressed in a colorful outfit. All that
was missing from her ensemble was a paintbrush and canvas. I nicknamed her “Monet” after the French impressionist artist. For whatever reason, the
name caught on and over the years, actually became a term of endearment. So, in parting, let’s raise a toast to the Monet we knew. Cheers and RIP
Cindy karg says
Roger, so very sorry for your loss!! Nancy worked with my brother at NWA! I so loved visiting with her when she would come into my shop! She was an amazing lady!! With since sympathy!
Jack C Bonniwell says
Roger, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Nancy. Jack & Dianne Bonniwell
Lin Bereuter says
I’ll miss running into you at the casinos. “Hit it BIG, Nancy!”
Pat Effler says
Nancy was my best friend at Glacier Park Lodge and an enduring one for almost 50 years since then. I can’t begin to describe the deep grief I feel. I am sure you are already organizing hikes in the hereafter. Rest in Peace dear friend
Marcia Manning says
I have known Nancy for over 50 years. We first met working in Glacier Park and maintained out friendship through the years. As one mutual friend said, Nancy was a Glacier Park Institution. We had a memorable trip to Ireland and Nancy returned for many more. I will remember her laugh and smile and always think of her on a mountain trail in Glacier. She will be missed. Condolences to Roger and to all who knew her.
Barb Sherrard says
My condolences to Nancy’s family and her wide circle of friends. I originally met Nancy while we were working in Glacier National Park. Years later there was a familiar face on the crew bus in Minneapolis (Republic Airlines at the time). We quickly became reacquainted and exchanged contacts. She was an enthusiastic traveler and I always enjoyed hearing about her worldwide journeys! After I moved to Montana she would stop by for visits on her annual summer treks to GNP, often with her good friend Cozette. From what she was producing in her gardens to her wordly ventures I was always happy to share times with such a happy soul. Miss you Nancy
Patty Marconcini says
Roger….so sorry to hear of Nancy passing….Have alot of memories from Christmas past….
Cheryl Labat says
Roger, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister. Thoughts and prayers to you and a hug!
Denise Storms says
I meet Nancy several years ago at Bingo and miss her dearly! She was always so happy and a delight to talk to!
She will always be with us in our hearts and as our guiding angel.