Richard Stanley Janicki

Born: Thu., Sep. 3, 1936
Died: Fri., May 4, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., May 08, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

9:30 AM Wed., May 09, 2018
Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Richard Stanley Janicki

Sept. 3, 1936 - May 4, 2018

GRANGER - Richard Stanley Janicki, 81, of Granger, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 4, 2018, at his home in Granger. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on September 3, 1936, to Helen & Stanley Janicki. Richard is survived by a brother, Jerry Janicki; and a sister, Jeanine Van Es.

Richard grew up in South Bend, Indiana and joined the United States Marine CorpsHonorable and served as a skilled Corporal in Communications from January 29, 1954 to January 28, 1957. Upon returning from serving our country, he met and married the love of his life, Judy Ann Whiteman. For those who had the good fortune of knowing Richard and Judy, their uniquely rare lifetime love affair was easily recognized. Richard and Judy soon chose to begin their family while at the same time Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Notre Dame.

Richard's life remained active and when he was not working as the Owner of Quantum Advertising/Marketing Agency that he started in 1970, he and Judy were running WedgeWood Walk Arabians horse ranch where they bred, raised, and showed champion Arabian horses. This time proved to be one filled with laughter, love, and an abundance of cherished memories for Richard.

Richard was a master businessman, a skillful investor, a polished public speaker, an accomplished horse rider, and a top-notch golfer. Where he succeeded and shined the most, however, was in the love he held for his beautiful wife and family, where his heart is still evident.

Having a love for sports cars & leisurely fishing, Richard shared this passion with his son, David. He passed on his love of reading & savvy writing talents to his eldest son & author, Scott. Richard's compassionate tenacity & insight were afforded to his first-born daughter, Kymerly. His easy-going, personable nature could be heard through the infectious laughter of his youngest son, Jack. And his people skills and gentle strength were gifted to his youngest, Jillian.

Richard had a magnanimous spirit, and keen insight for all the things - big & small - that mattered in this lifetime, and an unshakable integrity that was paired with a generous & unwavering love he afforded others. He was known for his quick wit and wisdom that spoke to any challenge.

He was extremely proud of his children: Kymerly Ann Lawton (Louis Joseph Lawton Jr.) & Scott Richard Janicki (Debra Janicki), of Granger, Indiana; David Janicki of Hartford, Michigan; Jack Andrew Janicki (deceased) of South Bend, Indiana, and Jillian Janicki Toews (Richard Toews) of Hesston, Kansas, as well as the grandchildren he & Judy enjoyed: Louis J. Lawton III, Robert Richard Lawton, Victoria Jane Temple, Zachary Scott Janicki, Lauren Elizabeth Janicki, Joshua Thomas Janicki, Bo Stanley Janicki, Jasmin Claire Janicki, Riley Richard Toews, and Grady Jack Toews.

No words can adequately describe the man whose endless resolve was as mighty as his heart.

God Bless you, Pa J. You will be forever missed as we wait to see you, Ma J, Jack, and all of our loved ones once again ... and won't that be something. 

Family and friends may pay their respects at Welsheimer Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, South Bend, on Tuesday, May 8, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. The Funeral will take place Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Basilica on the Notre Dame Campus, South Bend, IN. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to The Logan Studios at Hannah & Friends.

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

The Logan Studios at Hannah & Friends.

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   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
We are sorry for Dave's loss of his father. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Just know that we are with you in thoughts.