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Welcome to the memorial page for

Gerald Louis Janeski

November 30, 1941 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 75)

Gerald L. Janeski, 75, of Alpena passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Jerry was born November 30, 1941 to the late Louis and Helen (Rasche) Janeski, graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1959.  Jerry attended college and then returned to Alpena to join his dad at “Louis Super Service” the DeSoto, Chrysler, Dodge Dealership, later named Louis Motor Sales.  After learning the business from the ground up, Jerry was President of Louis Motor Sales from 1985 until his retirement in 2004.  He provided leadership for the Alpena New Car Dealers Association.  He married the love of his live, Ethel Schalk on February 19, 1966 and celebrated 51 years together.  Jerry served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was called into active service during the Detroit riots in the sixties.

He treasured his time snowmobiling, his time grooming trails, and activities with Sno-Drifters to make snowmobiling important to Alpena.  Jerry enjoyed decorating his home in Village Hills for the holidays, bringing much joy to all that saw it each year.  After retirement, Jerry enjoyed traveling to The Villages and playing golf.

Surviving are his wife Ethel; four sisters, Joanne (Wayne) Hostynski, Judy (Paul) Bowen, Joyce (Jack) McCoy, Janice Janeski; sister-in-law, Kaye (Bill) Rembowski; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Janeski is at the Bannan Funeral Home where visitation will take place on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and will continue Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Fitzpatrick officiating.

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: Friends Together or Pied Piper


Charitable donations may be made to:

Friends Together
105 Prentiss Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-3231

Pied Piper
Alpena MI 49707



 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
May 30, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Visitation
Wednesday
May 31, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 31, 2017

2:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707