The Elgin Daily Courier
November 27, 1925
Funeral services for John Janak were held at 1:30 o’clock in the home and 2 o’clock in the Congregational Church, Friday afternoon. Rev. M. Dayzell officiate. A ladies quartet ;consisting of Mr. Harry Brewer, Mrs. Charles Harnish, Mrs. Herman Mertens and Mrs. Robert Dalzell sang two selections.
Mr. Janak was born in Moravia, Bohemia, May 11, 1861 coming to America with his parents when he was ten years old, residing near Spring Lake. He at one time operated a feed store at Cary. In 1885 he opened a business in Algonquin of farm implements and livery stable, which was remodeled a few years past for a garage, his sons assuming this business, about three year ago. He was a charter member of the Algonquin Camp, No. 490 Modern Woodmen of American. He leaves besides his wife, Mrs. Josephine Janak, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Schuett, and Mrs. Benjamin Pflaum, three sons, Edward F., Elmer L. and George, four grandchildren. Two brothers, Joseph Janak of Highlandville, Mo., Frank Janak of Woodland, Calif., and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Virjtech, Mrs. Andrew Jessen and Mrs. Joseph Krikava, of Cottonwood Calif., also survive. He was preceded in death by one son. Internment was in the Algonquin Cemetery. Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mrs. Louis Dvorak, Mrs. William Donovan, Mrs. Anna Ruh, Mrs. James Nixbower, Mr. and Mrs. James Cihak, Mrs. Edward Rezabeek, Mrs. James Rezabeck, Otto Panak, A. Panak, Rose Panak, J. J. Suchy and son Earl, George Burchell, Mr. and Mrs. James Hojek, F. Lenorzing, Mrs. Anna Pekan, Mrs. Charles Guierenger, Mrs. John Guierenger, Mrs. Robert Layer of Chicago and Gordon Howard, Lyle S. Abbott, Mr. P. Horman and Norman Mueller of Elgin.