Louie Janousek

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Louie Janousek was born May 19, 1935 at Hamill, the son of Frank and Anna (Pistulka) Janousek and he died at Avera Gregory Hospital in Gregory on January 1, 2014 at the age of 78. Louie grew up in the St. Charles and Fairfax areas and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1953. On June 1, 1955, he was united in marriage to JoAnn Ohri of Fairfax. In 1959 they moved to Sloan, IA where Louie managed an elevator until 1961. In 1961 they moved back to the old Ohri farmstead, where they lived until 1970. In 1970 they moved to the Joe Ohri farm which was acknowledged as a “Century Farm” in 2004. During his younger years, Louie was very active in sports, car racing and hunting. He also loved a good
card game with friends and greatly enjoyed dancing. Most of all, his passion was farming, ranching and caring for animals and pets. Louie served on several organizations and boards such as 4-H, Fairfax School Board, Farm Credit
Administration, National Farmers Organization and was instrumental in bringing in the East Gregory County  Rural Water System. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he received highest honors of the 4th degree, St. Anthony’s Parish Council and choir and was a Commissioned Lay Minister of the Diocese of Rapid City. Louie is survived by his children— Doug (Marilee)and Kevin (Shelley) of Fairfax, Kelly (Karen)  of Bonesteel, and Deb (Gary) Voller
of Trail City; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Louie was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marianne O’Brian and his wife JoAnn. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. Burial was in the St. Anthony’s Cemetery at Fairfax. (Deb Voller’s address is 13237 259th Ave, Trail City, SD 57657.)   
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