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James 'Doc' Janda

July 23, 1920 August 15, 2010
James 'Doc' Janda
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James F. "Doc" Janda, 90, long time Oconto resident passed away August 15, 2010, at Bay Shore Pines, Oconto. James was born July 23, 1920, in Chicago to the late Frank and Josephine (Horina) Janda. He married Adeline Vlnar on May 3, 1947. She preceded him in death on January 22, 2008. He served 3 years in the U. S. Navy, serving as a Lt. during WWII. He served 2 years active duty during the Pacific theater on the U. S. S. Portland. James was an Optometrist in Oconto for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He also enjoyed playing poker in the Thursday afternoon poker club. James was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, American Legion, Kiwanis Club for 27 years, American Optometric Association and the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (Fred) Kalkofen, Stevens Point; Roselle Denny, Green Bay; Carol (Dave) Luebeck, Oconto; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one nephew Charles Hrdlicka, MI. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony Janda and Joseph Janda, a sister, Mary Hrdlicka, and a son-in-law, Eldon Denny.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, August 17, 2010, with prayer services by Deacon Walter Kaszynski at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 11 AM Wednesday, August 18 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Bob Karuhn officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites by the American Legion Post #74. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

4 PM to 8 PM at Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service 217 Congress St. Oconto, WI 54153 on August 17, 2010 (map/driving directions)

7 PM Prayer Service at Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service 217 Congress St. Oconto, WI 54153 on August 17, 2010 (map/driving directions)

11 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 711 Park Ave. Oconto, WI 54153 on August 18, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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