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Janet Janowski, 64, of Suamico, Wisconsin passed away surrounded by loved ones on December 27 th ,
2022, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December
25 th , 1958 to Jerome and Mary Jane (Koch) Kulinski.
She attended Dominican High School from 1973 to 1977 where she found a passion and excelled at
volleyball. In 1976, Janet was selected as the Dominican High School Senior Athlete of the Year—The
first female to ever receive this award. She attended Marquette University from 1977 to 1982 where
she continued her love of volleyball and went on to coach there from 1982 to 1985. In 1997, Janet was
inducted into the Dominican High School Athletic Hall of Fame for being a pioneer for women’s sports.
Janet married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Randy Janowski, on May 14 th , 1983. Her
entire career was in the banking business and specialized in mortgage underwriting for over 30 years.
Janet continued to stay active in the volleyball community after she got married and had her 2 children,
Arthur and Elizabeth. She coached at Stoughton High School and many club teams. She played multiple
nights a week with friends and family and was a wonder to watch and learn from on and off the court.
Her passion for the game of volleyball lasted her whole life and she shared that passion with anyone
who played with her. Janet took that passion to life as well and impacted so many of those around her
and could make a stranger into a friend with minimal effort. Janet enjoyed reading and loved being in
the sun as much as possible. Her love of crafts and projects will always be remembered as she shared
her creations with many others. She always saw the good in people and supported all she knew and
Survived by her husband, Randy, of nearly 40 years; son Arthur Janowski and daughter Elizabeth (James)
Johnson. Busia loved her grandchildren: Raylan, Elliot, and Sloane Janowski; Sister Christine (Thomas)
Brown and brother Michael Kulinski (Lisa Stock). Further survived by many brothers and sisters-in-laws,
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, cousins, and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents.
The family would like to thank Unity Hospice Care, Michelle Duescher, St. Mary’s Oncology, Dr. Edgard
Badine, Laurie Metzger, the Geiser family and the Shimanek family for their support and care.
Janet’s Celebration of Life will be held on February 4 th , 2023 at Townline Pub and Grill, 2544 Lineville
Road Suamico, Wisconsin 54313, from Noon to 4:00pm and a memorial service will be held at 1:00pm.
Please come as you are, casual attire, to share memories and to toast to a wonderful woman.
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