Bronislaus F. "Bron" Janulis

Born: Fri., Oct. 13, 1950
Died: Tue., Mar. 31, 2015

Funeral Service


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 04, 2015
Location: N. William St. Location

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 Bronislaus F. Janulis
October 13, 1950 – March 31, 2015

Bronislaus F. “Bron” Janulis, 64, of South Bend died at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 31st in his residence, having spent his last days with his loving family. Bron was born October 13, 1950 in Chicago, IL to the late Florentyna (Mizinski) and Alphonse Janulis and had lived in South Bend since 1987 coming from Chicago. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Alana Janulis. On February 28, 1989 in Niagara Falls, NY he married Susan R. Visser who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Serena Visser and Maya Janulis both at home; one son, Anton Janulis of Boston, MA; one brother, Alex Janulis (Margaret) of Manhattan, KS; and three nephews, Klint, Wade, and Nathaniel Janulis.
Bron was a talented artist in many mediums.  In his professional life, his hand-carved and gilded picture frames reflect an age-old art, rarely seen today, and are coveted by galleries and antique dealers throughout the U.S.  Bron also made unique furniture and was a skilled painter in egg-tempera and watercolor.  His work in the community extended from working with Good Green Neighborhoods on green rehabs for vintage homes to hanging exhibitions at the Colfax Cultural Center.  
An avid reader and researcher, Bron was rarely seen without a book (or iPad) in his hand.  He was an invaluable resource to his family and friends --- always ready with an informed answer to any question.  Bron leaves behind many loving family members and friends who will miss his smile, wit, and grumpy ways forever.  The family wishes to thank The Center for Hospice Care and Senior Helpers for their gentle, caring assistance during Bron's illness.
A Memorial Celebration of Bron’s life will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 4th from 3 until 6 p.m. in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Bend Museum of Art, 120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend, IN, 46601. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Bronislaus's memory to the following organization:

South Bend Museum of Art
120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend, IN, 46601

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Adrian, Judy and Indiana Cote
   Posted Sat April 04, 2015
Dear Susan, Serena and Maya,

We were so sorry to hear of your loss of Husband and Father - Bron. We are not in the South Bend area yet wanted you to know that we are remembering him and his kind ways and each of you with great sympathy.

Adrian, Judy & Indiana

Michael Kanter
   Posted Sun April 05, 2015
To Melanie, Anton and Maya Janulis and everyone who loved him.

I was very sorry to hear of Bron's passing away. Please accept my

steven rosen
   Posted Sun April 05, 2015
Susan, Serena and Maya, please accept our condolences for the passing of Bron. We wish for the best during this very sad and lamentable time. With kindest and supporting regards, we are, Steven Rosen and Elizabeth Jane Connell.