George Janis

George R. "Bobby" Janis

Wednesday, June 22nd, 1949 - Friday, August 7th, 2020
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George R. “Bobby” Janis, 71 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Friday, August 7, 2020, at his home.

He was born June 22, 1949, in Detroit, MI the son of the late George S. and Claudine L. (Dugger) Janis and settled in Kenosha in 1954 with his family. After high school, Bobby went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971.

Bobby worked for Outboard Marine Corporation and American Motor Corporation for several years and then went on to work for Ocean Spray before his retirement.

Bobby enjoyed watching sports, his favorite teams to watch were the Chicago Cubs and the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed cars and socializing with his friends; “Shorty” will be missed by many.

Survivors include siblings, Gary (Lori) Janis, Vicki (Fred) Schultz, Denise (Ken) Krahn, Dean Janis, Marilyn Janis, and C. Elaine (Scott) Irish; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Proko Funeral Home. Private interment with military honors will take place in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, Kenosha, WI. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Safe Harbor Humane Society, Kenosha, WI or Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital, Lake Geneva, WI, in his memory.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, August 17th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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  • Interment

    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
    4300 Green Bay Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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    Private Interment


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Mary Ann Filer

Posted at 09:29am
George (Shorty) has been a friend since we were at Pleasant Prairie Grade School. Well that is what they called it then.... Always a friendly kind soul. Talked softly and paid attention when one spoke to him. Loved his smile. George is one of my favorite memories of Pleasant Prairie. His smile and kind soul will be missed! Mary and Wayne Filer

Terri Britz

Posted at 05:01pm
George my morning buddy. He'd always be on his patio when I left for work each morning and say good morning and we'd raise our coffee cups. Miss him*
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