Lorrie A. Janikowski, age 58, of Kronenwetter, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Lorrie was born on August 26, 1964 in Wausau to Leroy and Marie (Stoltz) Tryba. She graduated from Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School and went on to get a degree from Northcentral Technical College. She was employed at Graphic Packaging as a millwright for over 35 years. Lorrie met Mark Janikowski at the Salty Dog Saloon where they enjoyed dancing together. Lorrie and Mark were united in marriage on July 6, 1985 at St. Florian Catholic Church in Hatley.
Lorrie enjoyed going to craft shows with her daughter and trips to the casino. She also loved to bake, especially Christmas treats for her friends and family. She will be remembered for her big smile, positive attitude and infectious laugh.
Lorrie is survived by her husband Mark Janikowski; children Tiffany (Ben) Herzfeldt and Tanner Janikowski; her father Leroy Tryba; siblings Debra Brosman, Greg Tryba, Bill (Liz) Tryba, Diane Tryba and Dennis (Kari) Tryba; her dog Bella and granddog Kinley; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Tryba and sister-in-law Rose Tryba.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 2, 2023 at St. Florian Catholic Church, 500 Church Lane, Hatley. Visitation will take place from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Brainard Funeral Home- Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston and again from 9:30 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass on Friday at the church.
The family would like to thank Dr. Justin Asquith at the Aspirus Cancer Center for his care and compassion.