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Gaylen Janousek

Posted on 5/23/2016 by

Gaylen (Bud) T. Janousek was born June 16, 1949 to Ernest and Mary Janousek in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Mary, brothers Marion (Shorty), Darvin (Ernie), Delano, sister Ellen, brother-in-law, Jon Lutz, sister-in-law, Joan. He is survived by his wife Kim Janousek of Firth, sister Marlene Kaluza of Lincoln, Sister in-law Leota (Mike) Janousek, sister-in-law Judi Janousek of Omaha, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gail and Lindy Albers of Lawson, Missouri and many nieces and nephews. Graduated from Lincoln High School in 1967. Attended Basic Training at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington, Infantry Training at Fort McClellan in Alabama and Jump School Fort Benning in Georgia before heading overseas in 1968 to serve in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne near the Demilitarized Zone with ICore. Wounded May 24, 1969 in Vietnam he received the Purple Heart and returned to the U.S. to serve with the Old Guard as Staff Sergeant presiding over the Cannon Ceremonies at the White House in Washington D.C. There he received the Army Commendation Medal of Meritorious Achievement for the presentation of the Military Pageant Torchlight Tattoo at the White House. He was also a member of the Lincoln Parachute Club, Nebraska Draft Horse and Mule Association, loved fishing and farming. Retired after 40 years as a Conductor with the Burlington Northern Railroad.

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