Carol K. Janousek

Carol Kathleen (Clarke) Janousek, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 18, 1938, to James and Dorothy (Towns) Clarke and grew up on the family farm, “Wonderland Farms,” in Onondaga, Mich. She attended Eaton Rapids schools, graduating from High School with the class of ’57. She married Kenneth D. Janousek on October 27, 1957, and together they had three wonderful children: Debra (Janousek) Graeve, Mark Janousek, and Sandra (Janousek) Costello. She worked at Olivet Pharmacy and Olivet College. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren, whether making sugar cookies at Christmas, carving pumpkins at Halloween, tending the garden in July, or preparing Sunday dinners each week for her family.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Kenneth D. Janousek; daughter, Debra (Steve) Graeve of Littleton, Colo.; son, Mark (Rosie) Janousek of Olivet; son-in-law, Joe Costello of Olivet; grandchildren, Lindsay (Chad) Stewart of Marshall, Kendra (Levi) VanSyckle of Marshall, Dan (Jacque) Graeve of Lakewood, Colo., Julie Graeve of Lakewood, Colo., Lacy Janousek of Marshall, Alissa Costello of Olivet, Tara Graeve of Littleton, Colo., Gino Costello of Olivet, and Gabrielle Costello of Olivet; four great-grandchildren, Meredith and Griffin Stewart, Jameson Janousek, and Brynna VanSyckle (and two more on the way!!); brother, Robert (Jo Ann) Clarke,; sister-in-law, Rebecca Clarke, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin brother, Carl, and her daughter, Sandi.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Pastor Nancy Wilson officiating. Interment followed the funeral service at Bosworth Cemetery in Olivet.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Carol’s memory to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.
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