Steven Joseph Janka
Steven Joseph Janka
  • January 11, 1950 - October 8, 2017
  • Chicago, Illinois

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Retired CPD officer Steve J. Janka, 67, lost his battle with cancer on October 8, 2017. He leaves behind his beloved partner Linda Gonzales of 32 years. He will be missed by his adoring daughter Christina (Kevin) Wagenknecht, his granddaughters Catherine and Heather, his loving brother Mike Janka, as well as his furry children Frosty and Sandy. He graduated Taft High School in 1968 and attended Wright Junior College. He joined the Chicago Police Department in 1976 and during his career he served in the 20th district, Gang Crimes North, 17th district, and retired after 34 years of service from the 16th district. He loved camping, fishing, animals of all kinds, football (Da Bears), and being with family. He also enjoyed music and attending concerts.

Visitation Friday, October 13, 2017 3-9pm at Drake and Son Funeral Home 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthias Catholic Church, October 14, 2017 at 10am. Interment at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Il