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Curt J. Janko

Curt J. Janko

September 20, 2019

Curt J. Janko, 68, of Bloomer, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. 

He was born November 10, 1950, in Chicago, Il, the son of John and Marjorie (Bernard) Janko.  In the mid 1960’s the family moved to Bloomer where purchased what is now known as Bohemian Ovens.  Curt graduated from Bloomer High School in the class of 1968.  He entered the U.S. Navy for a short time.  Later he went to barber school and worked as a barber in Rice Lake for a short time.  Curt worked for Northwest Coin in Bloomer and then the Laborers Union where he remained working for Market & Johnson until his retirement.

Curt was a big sportsman.  His passion was fly fishing for trout.  He was an avid hunter as well.  When he could not fish anymore, he dabbled in astronomy and enjoyed his telescope set up in his backyard.

Curt is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Linda; daughter, Brandi (Jeff) Rihn of Bloomer; son Bertt Janko of Bloomer; three grandchildren, Justin Rihn, Levi & Austin Stumo; great grandchild, Breydon Stumo; special friend, Winston Conrad.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jim Trenholm.

A Celebration of Curt’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the Pines Ballroom in Bloomer.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family. 


There is no visitation prior to the Celebration of Life.


2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the Pines Ballroom in Bloomer.


  • Christy Durch /Brian Schwab Sending healing prayers to all of you . Losing loved ones is so very hard. Hugs to all.

    September 24 at 8:47am

  • Joy Siverling So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts.

    September 23 at 5:40pm

  • Dave and Peggy Nelson Linda and family so sorry to hear the sad news. Dave will deeply miss his lifelong friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    September 23 at 3:18pm

  • Earl & Bernie Hassemer Our deepest sympathies Linda and family. We always enjoyed visiting with Curt whenever we saw him. He was a character for sure. He will be definitely missed.

    September 23 at 5:57AM

  • Diane Sipprelle Sending thoughts your way. Condolences to you and family.

    September 22 at 8:56AM

  • Kevin & Carol Babbitt Linda, Bertt and Brandi, so sorry to hear about Curt. He was a long time friend and we had many
    fun times at the Badger Hole. Our deepest sympathies.

    September 22 at 8:39AM

  • Sharon Winfield Linda and family. Thinking of you all. Curt was a good guy. Hugs.

    September 22 at 5:55AM

  • Ruth Hill Linda and Family so sorry to hear about Curt. Prayers and Hugs are with you all. Ruth

    September 21 at 3:09PM

  • Corliss Cole Linda and family!
    I’m so sorry! You’re all in my thoughts and prayers!
    Corliss Cole

    September 21 at 2:54PM

  • gene Schwartz Sorry about your loss Linda

    September 21 at 1:32PM

  • Barbara Southworth So sorry to hear about Curt. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Condolences to all!

    September 21 at 12:05PM

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