E. Betty (Lukesh) Janicek Eisenhauer


Betty (Lukesh) Janicek Eisenhauer passed away Friday April 15, 2016, in Cheyenne Wyoming.

Betty was born January 26, 1934, in Kimball, NE, the second child of Albert and Agnes Lukesh. She lived and attended schools in Ord and Kimball, NE.

Betty met Donald Janicek at the main railroad crossing in Pine Bluffs on her way to a dance. They married on August 28, 1950. Shortly following their wedding they moved to the farm in Nebraska, northeast of Pine Bluffs. On the farm Betty worked along side Donald, it was during this time all eleven of their children were born. Working on the farm she helped with chores-milking, gathering eggs-and she had a large garden and sewed many of the children's clothes. She was a great cook and baker. One of her special treats was rosette cookies filled with hot fudge sauce.

In 1967, the family moved to Pine Bluffs. Betty did home childcare, some catering and worked at Pine Bluffs Elementary School. As the school librarian, her love of books and reading grew.

Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She focused on teaching her children character, honesty, generosity and self-reliance. Betty spent many hours attending the many activities of her children and grandchildren.

Following Donald's death in 1996, Betty moved to Cheyenne. On June 2, 2007, she married Lloyd Eisenhauer. They enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends.

Betty was a very determined, independent, focused, strong, giving, gracious and beautiful woman inside and out. She quietly and courageously lived with her illness for over half of her life. Betty loved God and her family, reading, painting, dancing and volunteering.

She treasured the many friendships she developed throughout her life.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Lloyd Eisenhauer; her children, Rebecca (James) Holladay, Carbondale, IL, Sandra Maroney, Santa Cruz, CA, Vicky (James) Motuoro, Rock Springs, WY, Michael (Deb) Janicek, Cheyenne, Scott Janicek, Wheatland, WY, Lynelle (James) Shireman, Loveland, CO, Douglas Janicek, Sioux City, IA, Mark (Shirley) Janicek, Cheyenne, Roger (Sheila) Janicek, New Castle, CO, Lori (Tim) McIntosh, Evansville, IN, and Andrea (David) Ottley, Victoria, KS; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren, She is also survived by her sister, Esther Skrdlant, and numerous other family and friends.

Preceding her in death were husband of 46 years, Donald; her parents, Albert and Agnes (Bilka) Lukesh; and brother, Alvin Lukesh.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A Vigil for the Deceased followed at 6:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, April 20th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pine Bluffs with an interment that followed at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery.

Memorial can be made in her honor to Davis Hospice Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Condolences may be offered to the family on-line by going to http://www.schradercares.com.


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