Farming Rural 07

Russell Joseph Janish

January 20, 1976 ~ February 18, 2021 (age 45)


A Mass of Christian Burial for Russell Joseph Janish, 45, of Fayetteville will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville, Texas.  A Rosary will be recited prior to the service at 9:30 a.m., also at the church.  Mr. Janish unexpectedly passed away, February 18, 2021 in Fayetteville, Texas.

Russell was born January 20, 1976 to Alois Joseph Janish and Charleen Ruth (Minar) Janish in La Grange, Texas. He married Lee Kate Guinn on December 20, 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Kate (Guinn) Janish of Fayetteville; Step-sons, Kaleb Muske and wife Angela of Burton, Lace Muske and wife Jamie of Goodrich; step-daughter, Ciera  Lomax and husband Jeffery of Brenham; his father, Alois Joseph Janish of Fayetteville; sisters, Tammy & Patrick Jurecka of Fayetteville, Mandy & Paul Wells of Fayetteville,  Julie & Michael Mantey of Burton; grandchildren, Bentley Muske, Miya Hansen, Lana Muske, Kennedy Muske, Brantlee Muske, Levi Lomax, Emrie Muske; nieces and nephews, Megan, Dylan, Sadie, and Jaxon Wells, Peyton, Cole, Paige Jurecka, and Larissa and Matthew Mantey; mother and father-in-law Vicky and Joe Busby, and many other family, friends, and loved ones.

Russell graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1994. He began his full-time career at Rock Crushers, Inc. in Burton, TX in 1996. He was a highly skilled master loader operator and welder. His ability to load trucks was almost to perfection. When he was not loading trucks, he helped to maintain the quarries, as you would find him doing multiple tasks all over the plant. He made the drive from Fayetteville, TX for over 24 years.

In 2020, he began a new career at HEB in LaGrange, TX in the produce department. Russell quickly turned into a top food tray wrapper and guacamole producer for the store. He was always a dedicated employee and such a positive, humorous person to work with. Anytime he was needed you could definitely depend on Russell. He was a very talented person at his jobs, giving such detail to his work and never hesitated to help anyone who needed him.

Russell was also a farmer, with a passion for all animals and totally respected the land. He was great at planting, harvesting, and cooking the food he grew and firmly believed in not wasting anything. He loved hunting, fishing, and being around his family and friends. Russell was a go getter and never met a stranger. He was so full of life and passed it on to others. He enjoyed westerns and comedies on TV and was extremely knowledgeable about history. Russell loved being with his grandkids and nieces and nephews, and always encouraged them to get outside to play and enjoy the sun. Russell was best known for his selfless caregiving, especially to his family. He was loved by all and will be truly missed.

Russell was preceded in death by his Mother, Charleen Ruth (Minar) Janish; half-brother, Jeffrey Raska; grandparents, Adeline Frances (Coufal) Minar and Harry Adolph Minar and Joe F. and Mary (Canik) Janish.

Honorary pallbearers will be HEB Partners in La Grange, Rock Crushers employees, Nick Kasmiersky (Urn Bearer), and Russell’s friends in Fayetteville.

The family suggest memorial contributions be directed to the Memorial of your Choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange, Texas.  Please visit our website to sign the online guest book and leave a message for the family.

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February 25, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Fayetteville, Texas)

Mass of Christian Burial
February 25, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Fayetteville, Texas)

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