Katherine W. Janiszewski
Katherine W. Janiszewski
  • February 5, 1945 - June 25, 2017
  • Bellwood, Illinois

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Katherine Wyone Janiszewski - 72 Kathy was born February 5, 1945 in Fillmore, California to her late parents Florence and Edward Ball. Sister to Albert, Jean, Diane and Wayne, Wyone (she and her siblings all went by their middle name) grew up in Fillmore, California.
At the age of 9, her Aunt Emma taught her to sew which began a lifelong hobby as she would later sew clothes for son Thomas and daughter Christine when they were young children. Later, she would sew countless quilts for friends, family members and for charity. She would sew spectacular halloween costumes for Tom and Chis, and also made the orange curtains for Tom's VW camper. On July 2, 1966, she married James Janiszewski and s their life as a married couple in Santa Paula, California. Shortly after giving birth to Tom, Jim and Kathy moved to Bellwood, Illinois in 1970 to be near Jim's family, and to enjoy the seasons of the midwest. Christine was born in 1972, and in 1978, Jim and Kathy bought their first house where they would remain until today.
Kathy always worked part-time, and used her sewing skills to get a job at the Singer sewing machine store in the Hillside Shopping Center. Later, she moved to the fabric department at Sears in Oakbrook Center where she would eventually retire. She then worked at the local McDonald's which made it easier for her to build her collection of McDonald's memorabilia. Kathy was a proud step-grandmother to Britney, Joey and Jason Silberbauer, and grandmother to John Matthew and Christopher Silberbauer. Kathy is survived by her siblings Diane and her husband Eddie Fray, Jean (VanWinkle) and Albert; son Thomas (Joe), daughter Christine and her husband John Silberbauer; much-loved step grandkids and grandkids Britney, Joe, John Matthew and Christopher; and numerous neices and nephews. Services are schedule from 11am - 4 pm, Saturday, July 8 at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, 17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.