Janusz, Raymond J., D.C.
Passed peacefully to Eternal Life at the age of 88 surrounded by his loving family on October 25, 2014. Raymond was a long time resident of West Allis, WI and in retirement of Franklin, WI and Deltona, FL. Beloved husband of Dorothy M. (nee Wiesner) for over 63 years. Loving and dedicated father of Marilyn (Jeffrey) Jansen of Jefferson, WI, Dianne (Dr. Gregory) Harbers of Enterprise, FL, Dr. Christine Bender of Denver, CO, John (Gail) of Stotts City, MO, Joseph E. (Amy) of New Berlin, WI and Dr. Raymond M. (Karen) of Brookfield, WI. Proud grandfather of Craig, Cynthia, Mike, Julie, Danielle, Jason, Amanda, Max, Jeanette, David, Michelle, Melissa, Joshua, Jessica, Alexandria, Ariel and Michael. Admiring great-grandfather of Owen, Kaylie, Steven, Alex, Rory, Lukas, Ethan, Jason, Marcellus, Austin, Peter, Adabelle, Samantha and Malik. Further survived by many relatives and friends. Raymond is reunited with his adored parents, Joseph J. and Gertrude (nee Koprowski) Janusz.
Raymond was a 1944 graduate of West Allis Central High School. He immediately answered the call to serve in the U.S. Army 104th Infantry Division’s “Timberwolves” specifically trained for fighting in nighttime conditions. During WWII’s European Theatre he was engaged in hand to hand combat in the “Battle of the Hürtgen Forest”, “Battle of the Bulge” and met up with the Russian Army at the Elbe River in Torgau, Germany 1945. After returning home Raymond married the love of his life Dorothy, attended the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, IL and graduated a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Janusz developed his Chiropractic office on the south side of Milwaukee where he practiced for over 40 years. He was truly passionate about his profession and was devoted to the many medical and clinical needs of his thousands of patients and their families. He was one of the special few that continued to make patient house calls up until his retirement. Dr. Janusz was one of the pioneer members of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association that was instrumental in facilitating legislation to obtain Medicare coverage, Workmen’s Compensation coverage and Commercial Insurance coverage for Chiropractic patients in the State of Wisconsin. Additional memberships included the American Chiropractic Association, National college of Chiropractic Alumni Association and Knights of Columbus. Much to his joy he was able to see his daughter; son and son-in-law enter the field of Chiropractic.
Raymond was devoted to his family and loved celebrating many of their milestones in life. He was a true enthusiast for water sports, boating, swimming, hiking and filming. He taught all his children and many grandchildren how to water ski on the lakes in and around town, at Plum Lake in Vilas Co and at Fox Lake in Dodge Co where he helped his father build a summer home after the war. He also loved travelling, especially the “off the beaten path” excursions on his road trips with Dorothy to and from his Florida winter home. Being a decorated WWII Veteran from the “Greatest Generation” he was involved with veterans’ affairs at the Franklin D. Roosevelt American Legion Post 444 in Milwaukee and during retirement at VFW Post 8093 in DeBary, FL. He was very humbled when selected for the “Honor Flight” to Washington D.C. in Sept. 2011.
Visitation will be held on Sunday November 2, 2014 at the FUNERAL HOME from 3 PM until the time of the vigil service at 6 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Monday November 3, 2014 at St. Matthias Catholic Church 9360 W. Beloit Road (Please meet at Church). Burial with full military honors to follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.
Memorials in Dr. Janusz’s honor may be made to the Fisher House Wisconsin, 5000 W. National Ave Milwaukee WI, 53295. Helping the families of Disabled Veterans during their time of need.
And he will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.
Dad and Grandpa it is our turn to say “dziekuje” to you for your never ending love, kindness and strength. They are gifts we will cherish forever.
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