Carl "Pete" Janisch, 69, of Merrill, died Sunday, February 13, 2011 at his home. He was born in Merrill on October 28, 1941 to the late Carl D. & Elsie (Leopold) Janisch. On December 21, 1972 Pete married Nancy Travis in Merrill. She preceded him in death January 11, 1999.
Pete was a graduate of Wausau Senior High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served a portion of his 6 years of service in Vietnam. Pete worked in construction and was a member of the Local Laborers Union #1359. He enjoyed Nascar and attended many races. Pete also enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, gambling, bowling and cribbage. He attended Hodag for years and was a close follower of the Green Bay Packers. Pete was also a member of the local VFW Post #1638.
Survivors include his daughters: Bobbi (Andrew) Lee and Colleen Janisch, all of Merrill; step-daughter: Sharon (Steve) Lee, of Merrill; step-son: Guy Bartron, of Merrill; brothers: Dale (Linda) Janisch and Michael (Beverly) Janisch, all of Merrill; sisters: Barbara (Leon) Hoerter, of Wausau, and Sally (Gerhard) Hannemann, of Merrill; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, and his parents.
Services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, February 18, 2011, at Waid Funeral Home. The Rev. Hans Heisinger will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Military honors will be preformed by VFW Post #1638. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VFW Post #1638. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.