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Alfred Edward Janisch, 68

Alfred Edward Janisch passed away at home on May 14, 2009 at the age of 68.

He was born in Plum City on June 21, 1940 to Adolf and Louise (Bitzner) Janisch.

He grew up on the family farm on Lost Creek.  He was married on June 12, 1965 to Viola (Langer) Janisch in Spring Valley, Wis.  He had three children, Larry (Kristi), Daryl, and Denise (Brian) Jones.  He also has three grandchildren, Heather Jones, Andrew Janisch, and Brandon Jones. 

He served in the Navy from 1958 to 1962.  After time in the military, he worked for Erickson's Refrigeration.  He then went to vocational school to learn welding and started at Meyer's Industries.  Alfred worked there for 42 years, retiring in the fall of 2006.  Also at the same time he operated a dairy farm near Ellsworth, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his father Adolf; his mother Louise; brothers Wilfred and Robert (Bob).  He is survived by his sisters Elfrida, Norrida, Jean; his brother John; his wife Viola; his children; grandchildren; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

His body was cremated.  Memorial services were held at St. Francis of Assisi at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.  Visitation was held at the church one hour before the services.  A meal was served at St. Francis Center following the service.