Funeral Details

John R. Janecek

March 16, 1941 - June 10, 2024


Date and Time

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Rabbi Stephen Hart


Princeton village clubhouse
321 Princeton Lane
Glenview, Illinois 60026
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12PM - 6PM following the funeral
Thursday, June 13.

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John R. Janecek, age 83.

Sergeant Janecek had 35 years of distinguished service with the Lincolnwood Police Department. Following his retirement, he became a dedicated community volunteer working with many local organizations. Beloved father of Frank (Sari) Janecek and Mike (Jim Jagel) Janecek. Proud grandfather of Jake and Jessica Janecek. Adored sister of Sue (Harry) Grout. Dear companion of the late Lenore Janecek. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Graveside service, June 13, 2024, Thursday, 10 AM at Shalom Memorial Park (Section V Mt. Moriah), 1700 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to charity of your choice. To view the service livestream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Frank and Mike -
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a great guy and an even better cop! He loved you guys very much! A very funny and warm guy - always seeing the optimism in tough situations.
Sincere condolences,
Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith
June 11, 2024
Dear Mike and Jimmie. So sorry for the loss of your Father, Mike. I happy you got to spend quality time with him
I'm sure he loved every minute of it. And I hope it have you many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love.

Sharon Nowak
June 11, 2024
i"ll miss you so much

June 12, 2024
John was kind and always giving. He will be truly missed.

Edith Gonzalez
June 13, 2024
Good John, you are already missed more than you know!! As a full time employee in the Programs department, getting paid bupkis, your friendship and presence is already missed. We missed you at the scholarship awards ceremony at MHS where you worked very hard selling tickets every week (and eating pizza) to award children scholarships. I missed you at the Cubs game and Marriott the last few weeks and that's just us hanging out having fun. Your contribution to Brookdale, its residents, and our staff is palatable. Back filling you in all the things you did has taken over a dozen different people; from the store, to Sunday morning programs, Flex Your Brain, Bingo, the Resident Council, an Ambassador, Cooking Demonstrations, and helping out in marketing and all their events and tours. The countless things you did to help the residents here, enjoy living here and helping them thrive!! You were a testament to us, of being the hands and feet of God to us all, and I'm sure the Lord has said to you to at the gate, "well done!" But most of all you were my friend. And a reliable friend! I loved living life with you and will continue to miss you daily.
To his kids, your father was an amazing man who always left wherever he was a better place! We all strive to walk that walk. He was a great example and left behind a wonderful family, you all are truly blessed and lovely people. And the best part you all still have each other and his wonderful memories!

Jennifer Brunkow
June 13, 2024
I am so sorry for your loss. It was a treat getting to know John over the past 2 plus years. He was an amazing person and I got to share numerous conversations about the Cubs, Sox and Bears. He did so much for the building and he was a great teammate. Even if it was game 162 and the Sox were struggling, he would always say to me, "its early, do not worry about it." As the country song by Gaby Barret states, He was one of the good ones!

brian balkam
June 17, 2024