Family and friends will gather Friday, December 17, 2021 at Parkway Apostolic Church 10940 S. Nicholson Road, Oak Creek, WI 53154 from 5:00 PM until time of the Memorial Service at 7:00 PM
All who knew Janice Glodoski would agree that she was truly beautiful on the inside and out. A lifelong member of the community she loved, she was the sort of person who never met a stranger. Janice’s love and devotion to her family was easy to see, and she was filled with unspeakable joy to witness her family tree blossom. Janice poured herself into her children always available in a moment’s notice. When the family expanded to include the grandchildren her heart just got bigger and her love grew deeper for her family. Her grandchildren brought so much joy to her life. Life will never be the same without her here, but she leaves behind a timeless legacy that her loved ones will proudly carry on in her footsteps.
During the first half of the 1940s, the eyes of our nation were focused overseas as countless young men and women were called to serve America’s interests abroad after the vicious attack on our naval base in Pearl Harbor. While those who remained stateside became all too familiar with rationing on common goods, there was much to celebrate in the lives of Ernest and Marguerite Grambow as they announced the birth of the baby girl they named Janice Ann on September 28, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her father worked as an assistant manager in the machine shop at Ladish Co. while her mother was a busy homemaker. Janice was one of two as she was joined in the family by her older brother, Gary.
Raised in the family home in the Bayview neighborhood of Milwaukee, Janice was a typical young girl of her generation. When she was just a young girl she learned how to be “one of the boys” as she was the only girl among a sea of boy cousins. This proved to be an easy feat for Janice as she was both tough and stubborn. When she was about five years old, her great aunt, Tanta, lived with the family, and they were great companions. They used to share chocolates in Tanta’s room, and Janice also learned an important lesson from her aunt – how to keep secrets from her older brother!
As a student Janice attended Bayview high school where she was a social butterfly, she was involved in many clubs and also played clarinet in the high school band. It was during her Junior year in high school when Janice was introduced to the young man of her dreams. His name was Ron Glodoski, and she sat behind him in high school speech class. They dated while in high school, and after graduating Janice completed one year of college. She also started working for the Ladish Company, where she did some clerical work for three years. After dating for three years, Janice and Ron were married, marking the beginning of a new chapter in a love story that would span more than 54 years.
There was never anything of greater importance to Janice than her family. Together she and Ron welcomed three children, John, Dana, and Shelly, into their hearts and home. When John was born, she left the workforce to focus her time and attention on caring for her home and family. When Dana went to school, Janice became a room monitor and an English teacher at Parkway Christian Academy. When Janice surprisingly became pregnant with Shelly (and what a surprise it was) she decided to stay at home once again to make herself available to her family. Their Weimaraner named Oliver was also a beloved companion to Janice. Her door was always open, and she made it seem effortless if company showed up unannounced as she was able to serve them a feast in no time. Janice was fantastic in the kitchen, and she especially loved cooking and baking for the holidays as she loved nothing more than the entire family being gathered together. Later in life, their family grew to include six grandchildren including Mitchell, Nicholas, Emily, Audrey, Grant, and Hudson, and they filled Janice’s heart with so much love.
There were so many things to love about Janice over the years. She was always positive and could see the best in everyone. Generous in ways both great and small, Janice taught Sunday school for 40 years, catered many weddings for Parkway members, and also helped raise money for the school by making peanut brittle. She loved snowmobile parties with the Tamels, Barnes, McLeans, Bobos, and Webers as well as cruising with the Polaskis, Vincers, and Jankowskis. Janice was a huge supporter and prayer partner for Team Kenya. She made it to all the prayer meetings and would be waiting anxiously for the team to get back to hear all about God’s great work. Janice was a big Packers fan, but truly she was the biggest fan of her family.
With a life that spanned times of great change in the world around her, Janice Glodoski made the most of each and every moment she was given by holding her loved ones near. She was consistent and there to encourage others with an unconditional love that was impossible to miss. Selfless and funny, Janice had a zest for life that was contagious to all who were near. Deeply loved, she will be forever missed.
Janice Ann Glodoski (nee Grambow) of Caledonia, WI. Entered into her rest on Friday, December 10, 2021, at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Ronald Glodoski. Cherished mother of John (Michelle) Glodoski, Dana Glodoski, and Shelly Glodoski Voigt. Loving grandmother of Mitchell, Nicholas and Emily Glodoski and Audrey, Grant and Hudson Voigt. Dear sister of Gary (Sharon) Grambow. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Family and friends will gather Friday, December 17, 2021 at Parkway Apostolic Church 10940 S. Nicholson Road, Oak Creek, WI 53154 from 5:00 PM until time of the Memorial Service at 7:00 PM.