James John Wanous
Funeral services for James John Wanous, 94, of rural Silver Lake were held on Monday, Jan. 17, from the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with the Rev. Deanna Reikow officiating.
Mr. Wanous died on Jan. 12, 2000.
Pianist was Barb Wawrzyniak, and soloist was Jackie Konerza. Pallbearers were John Andreasen, Dick Wanous, Corey Wendlandt, Brent Wendlandt, Ryan Wendlandt, Ken Engelmann, David Giehtbrock, Sean Andreasen, Katia Andreasen and Erik Andreasen. Interment was in the Bohemian National Cemetery, Rich Valley Township.
Mr. Wanous was born on Oct. 8, 1905, in Rich Valley Township to George and Sophie (Vorba) Wanous. He spent his youth on the farm and went to District 12 Country School and to Silver Lake High School.
Mr. Wanous spent three years working in Washington state, and then returned home to farm with his brother, Howard.
Mr. Wanous enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, sightseeing and visiting with friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed his nieces and nephews. Mr. Wanous was an avid reader.
Survivors include his brothers, Howard and Effery Wanous; sisters, Katherine Butterfass and Dorothea Engelmann; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Rufus, Rueben and Richard Wanous.
The Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake handled arrangements.
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