Thomas W. Jancik, 82, Waite Park
March 5, 1933 - November 1, 2015
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00AM Friday, November 6, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Thomas W. Jancik who died Sunday at St. Benedict’s Center in St. Cloud. Fr. Michael VanSloun will officiate along with Fr. Thomas Knoblach concelebrating. Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud. Visitation will be from 4-8PM Thursday at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services Friday at the church in St. Cloud. St. Anthony’s Parish Prayers will be at 5PM followed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Praying at 6PM Thursday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
Thomas was born in St. Cloud to Thomas Michael & Mary (Soltis) Jancik. He graduated from St. Cloud Tech in 1951. Tom married Marianne Flynn on January 29, 1955 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. He worked as a production control manager at St. Regis/Champion Paper Mill in Sartell for 44 years. He is a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud and was active in the church adult choir and funeral choir. He was also a member of the Crosier Apostolate, third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622 and the Munsinger/Clemens Botanical Society. Tom was a family man who loved to spend time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a role model to his grandchildren and loved to spend time with them whether it was time outdoors or going to the latest James Bond film. He loved music, especially Frank Sinatra. He was a great dancer and loved to grill and barbeque with the family. He was also very active in the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in St. Cloud.
Survivors include his wife Marianne of Waite Park; sons, Tim of St. Cloud; Jim (Gabby) of Eagan; Jon (Lynn) of Inver Grove Heights and Terry (Barb) of Sauk Rapids; sisters and brother, Leona Ekker of Sartell; Rosemary Habicht of Willmar; Dennis of Buffalo; 10 grandchildren, one step grandchild and three step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sons, Thomas and Dennis; brothers Alvin and George; sister Helen Malishiske and three infant brothers.
Memorials are preferred to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church or the Crosier Apostolate.