Joseph Janiga of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, July 25, 2008 at home. He
He was born Jan. 17, 1937 in Hammond, the son of Stanley and Irene (Sasko)
Janiga, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Gwendolyn (Muller), whom he
married on Aug. 24, 1956 in Hammond.
He is also survived by two children, John (Jessie) Janiga of Valparaiso and
Wendy (Mark) Kulczyk of Chesterton; grandchildren, Nathan (Senia) Janiga of
St. Louis Park, Minn., Christi (Chris) Skaggs and Joseph Janiga, both of
Mesa, Ariz., Katelyn and Kelley Kulczyk, Travis Hamilton and Lindsey Janiga,
all of Chesterton and Anthony, Nicholas, and Alyson Janiga, all of Hammond;
great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Carter Janiga of Minn.; two brothers, Edward
(Valerie) Janiga of Whiting and Michael (Mary) Janiga of Hammond and
sister-in-law, Dianne (William) Warmus, of Bradenton, Fla. and her family.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph Timothy Janiga in 2007 and a
sister, Patricia Ceperich.
Joseph attended Hammond High School and had worked in auto repair service at
Shaever Pontiac in Hammond, and was co-owner of Hood Sales and Service in
Hammond and owner of Expert Auto Service in Valparaiso. He was a member of
South Side Christian Church in Munster and was a supportive husband, helping
his wife attend college to become a teacher. He was also a blessing to his
children and grandchildren by supporting all of their endeavors. He was an
avid fan of Indy and NASCAR racing and enjoyed traveling and camping in his
motor home. In addition, he enjoyed his TV remote and TiVo.
Funeral services, Pastor Bill McClure officiating, will be at Noon Tuesday,
July 29 at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. Interment
will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at Noon at
Moeller Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Chicagoland Christian Village
in Crown Point. Moellerfuneralhome.com