Jerry A. Janotta, 58, of Kouts passed away Monday, July 4, 2022. He was born August 20, 1963 to Robert & Audrey (Schwertfeger) Janotta, graduated from Tinley Park High School, and received a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University. Jerry had made his career in the produce department of Town & Country Market in Valparaiso for the past 20 years. His diligent work ethic defined him, never wanting to miss a day. At home he enjoyed a humble and simple lifestyle, choosing woodworking as a hobby. Not wanting to bother or become a bother to others it was common to hear him say, “I’m OK” to reassure them that he enjoyed the solitary things life had offered him.
Survivors include his siblings; David (Mary) Janotta of Tinley Park, Diane Woodman of Michigan, Celine (Glen) Schniepp of California, Daniel (Francine) Janotta of California, Celeste Kolozsi of Michigan, Cindy (Jon) Meyer of Wheatfield, many loving nieces & nephews, and his beloved feline, “Pierre”. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Dennis.
A visitation will be held Thursday, August 18th at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso from 3 – 6 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Porter County Animal Shelter.

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