- Memorial Visitation
- Thursday, January 27th from 1-3pm at Heritage Funeral Homes (4800 S. 84th Street Greenfield)
Janet Helen Konetzki died peacefully on January 15th, 2022, at the age of 82. She was born on November 18th, 1939, to John and Helen Gergely in East Chicago, IN.
She is survived by her daughter Jennifer (husband Rob and children Sydney and Tyler), son Jeff (wife Julia and children AJ and Jeffrey), daughter Debbie (husband Mike and children Mason and Tanner), her brother Bob (wife Susan).
In her past, Janet was the President of the Junior Women’s Club in Wauwatosa and was an active member of St. Matthew’s church. She served as the President of the Council and enjoyed reading groups at the church. She loved playing tennis, hanging out with the Martini group, socializing with her breakfast club. Her family was her main love and having all her grandchildren around. She enjoyed watching James Bond, Godzilla, Star Trek movies and Turner Classic Movie channel was on a constant stream at her apartment.
What we want Janet to be most remembered by is her kindness and her generosity. Her friendships are decades long and strong. Her love for her family and grandchildren (and her pets and grand pets) was her strength and what made her the proudest. Her stubborn Hungarian side was what made her a survivor of breast cancer. A stroke that she suffered 17 years ago may have slowed her down, but it did not stop her from being as independent as she could.
Janet should not be remembered with sadness but rather with laughter and smiles and sharing wonderful stories. Her family will miss her, but we are comforted by the fact that she is with her parents and all the loving people that she had lost in the past and especially all the pets that she had lost, and we lost because they will now be spoiled by her presence. We are relieved that her suffering and her battle with her health is done, and she can rest in peace and without pain. She still lives on with our stories and with our traditions and none of us will be without a smile when we think of her. We all carry a piece of her with us each day and we know that she will be around us. So, please laugh with us and share a story or two with us because that is what she would want. Also, have an extra cocktail for her during cocktail hour, she would really enjoy that.
We will be having a memorial for her on January 27th from 1pm -3pm at the Heritage Funeral Home in Greenfield, WI. In lieu of flowers, Janet would love a contribution to the American Cancer Society. It was a battle that she fought and won, and she would want that for others.