Frances E. Janikula

Frances E. Janikula, age 53 of Woodland Township, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.

Fran was born Aug. 16, 1945, in New England, N.D., to Anton J. and Pollyanna (Elliott) Holzemer.

On May 20, 1967, Fran was married to Gene K. Janikula at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown.

Fran served her faith community with her talent as a keyboardist and guitarist for many years. She took particular joy in serving as the accompanist for the children's choir at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

She was employed by the Watertown School District for 22 years as a payroll clerk. She will be greatly missed.

Fran was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, David.

She is survived by her husband Gene; one son, Joe and Tracy of Montrose; three grandsons, Alan, Keith and Kyle; two brothers, Mike Holzemer of New York and Ernest Holzemer of Amadon, N.D.; mother-in-law, Constance Janikula; two sisters-in-law, Judy and Doug Hanson of Buffalo and Lois Holzemer of Minneapolis; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Wampach officiating. Music was by the Immaculate Conception Music Ministers. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 4-9 p.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Watertown with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Casket bearers were Jerry Fritz, David Nace, Dan Sieling, Bruce Bogenrief, David Sloneker, Larry Enter, Jim Younk, Jack Uhas, and Harvey Kraabel. Honorary casket bearers were Louis Benson, Cully Carlson, Gail Poirier, Christie Carlson, Teresa Boll, Sandy Wabbe, Marvin Schubbe, Pat Schuler, Joan Jerde, Margaret Grosshuesch, and Bruce Narr.

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