Donald Louis Janeski Sr.

July 17, 1923April 25, 2019

Donald Louis Janeski, Sr, 95, of Kansas City, MO passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at home. Funeral service will be held 1pm Monday, April 29th at the Souls Harbour Church, 17142 E. 39th St. Independence, MO with the visitation two hours prior. Burial in the Mound Grove Cemetery with full military honors.

Don was born July 7, 1923 in Brady, NE to Edward L. and Ruby (Hoglan) Janeski. He moved to the Kansas City area after serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII and married Mary Sedgwick in 1955. Don was a lifetime member of the AM VETS, the VFW and the American Legion. He retired after 20 plus years of service as a truck driver for Greenfield Transport. Don was a “workaholic” before and after his retirement. He never met a stranger and always loved a good conversation.

Don is preceded in death by his children: Diann Cox, Robert Cox, Roxann Cox, Sharon Balding; two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary of the home; daughters: Ruth Cox, Shirley Cox, Donna Janeski, Tammy Janeski, Joann Rapp and Janette Nail; his sons: Don Janeski, Jr., Mike Janeski, Don Tupis, and Gary; one sister, Beverly Kitzing; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Don’s name to the Souls Harbour Church. Online condolences to Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 816-353-6555.


  • Visitation Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, April 29, 2019


Donald Louis Janeski Sr.

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Sheryl Janeski

May 4, 2019


You will be missed. You were a loving, caring and most of all a Funny/Comical man. You had the gift of giving laughter to so many. You were an awesome Father-in-Law-Thank You!
Your in God’s loving arms now where there is no more pain or suffering. I can only imagine just how beautiful & peaceful it is in Heaven!
Rest now! Will see you again someday.

With much Love,


Christy Ackerman

April 28, 2019

Grandpa here I am again, can't sleep. I have so much to say but ........ dont know where to start. I better just say I love you😢😢 , you are my hero.

Alicia Janeski

April 27, 2019

Grandpa. You are loved and greatly missed.
Love, your granddaughter


April 27, 2019

Tammy, Christy, Jason, and Nate Condolences to you and the family. Mary, it has been years since i have seen you and Don.
Always thought that you both were very nice each time I would go to your home with Tammy.
Love and Hugs to all as you go through healing of a very special man.

Dwight Covell

April 27, 2019

Mary, My heart goes out to you and the family. I won't be able to attend the services but you'll be in my prayers. Don was so good to our family through the years! And I was able to thank him for that again, at our last family reunion. When I was a teenager, I got to spend some valuable time at your shop, learning how to work on cars. I'll never forget how much fun it was! I remember one of Don's regular customers that sold cars but I can't remember his name. He was middle age Italian fella, with a heavy accent. And every time you ask him about one of his cars he would always say, "It's just like new". You and Don will always be special to me! Love you always! Dwight

Alice Holt

April 27, 2019

Our prayers are with you. Jon & Alice Holt

Tom and Karen Nye

April 27, 2019

So sorry for your loss. We were never fortunate enough to meet Donald, but heard many wonderful stories about him. Prayers to the family.