Janina (Thiel) Renkosiak, resident of Lake in The Hills IL, age 81, passed away April 6, 2020. She was born May 14, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to John and Helen Thiel. Beloved wife of 65 years to Eugene Renkosiak to whom she married on her 17th birthday.
Janina was an avid reader. She read over 5000 books. Her favorite was non-fiction. One of her favorite hobbies was doing puzzles. When complete she would shellac and display as art. One of her favorite pastimes was going to bingo with her friends. This was a passion for many years. She enjoyed going to the Potawatomi casino to play bingo and slots. Her love of music brought her to the dance floor. She loved to dance. She was a huge fan of Michael Jackson and David Bowie. She took great pride in her rose bushes and flower garden. She shared in her garden and home an abundance of angel figurines. She had a passion for angels. In her garden, she always made sure that the bird feeder and bath were always full. She enjoyed watching the birds in her yard. She loved to listen to them sing.
Janina’s love for children brought her to her career of daycare of over 35 yrs. Because of this love for children, she had a passion to help and donated regularly to the St. Jude’s Foundation for over 50 yrs.
Loving Mama to Laura Plemich (Michael), Rhonda Johnson (Todd), John Renkosiak (Jennifer) and the late Janice Wagner (Robert). Proud and loving Nani to Debbie Deroches, Robert Wagner, Michelle Plemich, Richard Plemich, Garrett Johnson, Melissa Latzko, Ryan Renkosiak and Lauren Renkosiak plus Great Nani to Tyler, Scott, Alexander, Zachary, Drake and Blair. All of these she loved and touched deeply. Janina was preceded in death by her loving sister and best friend Rosemarie Kempski (Roman).
A memorial visitation is currently planned for Saturday, August 1st, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of the prayer service at 12 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave (Rt. 176), Crystal Lake.
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