Dolores B. Janisch

August 29, 1930 - October 27, 2021

Dolores B. Janisch, 91, a resident of North Fort Myers, FL for the past 26 years, formerly of Wheaton, IL, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021, in Cape Coral, FL. She was born August 29, 1930, in Chicago, IL to Anthony and Lottie Burchardt, now deceased.

Dolores was of the Roman Catholic faith and was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in North Fort Myers. She was an extraordinary lady whose accomplishments covered being a dedicated mother to 6 children. Following their adulthood, she began a career after completing an entry level activity then arose to be appointed as the Head Collector of total funds due our local Municipality. Her retirement came after 24 years of service with recognition given by Municipal Council members in the form of plaques, certificates and departmental memorabilia. Shortly thereafter her retirement, relocating to Fort Meyers as her permanent residence. Dolores was active while participating at St Francis Xavier, Ft Myers, FL. as a Eucharistic Minister, and a 13-year Sunday AM broadcasting volunteer with WGCU.WMKO Radio Reading service for the sight impaired. Her hobbies included Bridge competition, Book club reviews, and a willing volunteer for any immediate needs of the residents.

She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Joseph V. Janisch; children, Joe Janisch, Jr. (Kristin) of Wheaton, IL, Jeff Janisch (Rosemary) of Downers Grove, IL, Judy Fischer (Jim) of Lawrenceville, GA, Jim Janisch of Naperville, IL, and John Janisch (Peggy) of St. Charles, IL; son-in-law, Fred Becker of Holly, MI; nieces, Carol and Sharon; nephew, Lee, Jr.; as well as ten grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by her daughter, Janine Becker and sister, Pearl Wagner.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, North Ft Myers, FL. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Dolores Burchardt Janisch are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Tom and Barb Goetz Nov 1, 2021 at 9:52 am

    What a beautiful life! Our sincere condolences to Joe and family. Thankful for the precious memories Dolores leaves behind. She was a very special soul, wife, mother , friend, neighbor, etc. She filled many voids in our lives. Peace to you .

  2. Frederick Becker Nov 28, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Mom, I have thought often what to write, but I could not come up with anything. I, James, and Elisabeth are devastated yet joyful. We miss you Mom. And the rest of us still here on earth, we are devastated that we can no longer see, hold you, or talk to you. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.

    Your health and mobility were failing. Knowing you are without pain, suffering, or mobility issues, for that we are joyful. Now that you are with your daughter and my wonderful wife, that we are joyful for as well. But what we are most joyful for especially through all your pain and suffer, you continued loving. Now, you are with the with LOVE itself, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Lord, thank you for blessing us all with such a special lady, who I am fortunate enough to call Mom, even thought was my Mother-In-Law. She always treated me as a son.

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