Martha Marie Janko, 96, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Manor Care. Services were held Jan. 13 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. A private family burial was in Czech National Cemetery.
Martha was born June 7, 1915, in rural Linn County, the daughter of Joe and Anna (Nemecek) Michalek. She married Charles Janko on Sept. 26, 1934, in Hus Memorial Presbyterian Church. Martha and Charles farmed in the Swisher and Fairfax areas. After retiring, they lived in Cedar Rapids for many years.
Local survivors include her daughter Elaine (Leo) Shima of Solon.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Anna Michalek; her husband, Charles; and two sisters, Ruth Vosatka and Helen Faltis.
Memorials may be directed to St. Luke’s Hospice Building Fund or charity of choice in Martha’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.