Jan Artkop

Jan Stanley Artkop

January 7, 1941 - February 1, 2021
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Jan Stanley Artkop, passed from this life into the arms of Our Heavenly Father on February 1, 2021. Loving brother, son, uncle and friend to everyone he met, passed at the age of 80 after a long illness. He sustained a fall at age two and suffered brain damage, so he lived as an eight year old. He enjoyed fishing, playing baseball, camping, playing card games, dancing and babysitting his nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grandnephews. He loved a party and never met a stranger. He was born January 7, 1941 to Zygmont and Irene (Lewendowski) Artkop in Detroit, Michigan. He lived with his parents and brother Greg and sister Betty (Elizabeth) and attended special education classes , He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church, Redford, Twp., Michigan. After his parents died he lived with his sister Betty and her husband Dale and their family in Redford and South Lyon, Michigan and with Greg and Ann Artkop in Midlothian, Texas. Eventually he wanted to be more independent and lived with Lance and Pam Shaw in Italy ,Texas, He enjoyed fishing and camping with them. Jan was also a First Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. Ultimately he moved to St Elizabeth Nursing Center in Waco, Texas, and has been in the St. Elizabeth/ St. Catherine Nursing Home for 27 years where he received excellent care.

He is proceeded in death by his father, Zygmont, his mother Irene and sister Elizabeth (Betty) Artkop Jackson.

He is survived by his brother Greg, his sister in law Ann and their children Gregory S. (Jennifer) Artkop, Marjorie (Dwayne) Lanclos, Jacqueline (Daren)Snowden, brother in law Dale Jackson, Michael (Susan) Jackson, Suzanne (James) Hamilton, Christopher (Lisa) Jackson and five grand nieces seven grand nephews. In lieu of flowers please make donations to George Odera’s Ebeneezer Orphanage via Greg Artkop.

A funeral Mass is planned for April 10th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waxahachie, with interment in Lewiston, Michigan.
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  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday April 10th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Saturday April 10th, 2021 10:00am
    St Joseph Catholic Church
    600 East Marvin Avenue
    Waxahachie, Texas 76165
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Sandra Ball

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It seems like I knew Jan a lifetime. It was quite a few years ago that a precious lady, by the name of Ann Artkop, hired me to work as a home health care nurse with her team. She was quite a woman, great boss and a mentor in nursing for all of us there. One other special thing about this job is we were literally ALL FAMILY. She introduced us to Greg and their 3 children and Jan! He would come to work with her often and oh did we have a wonderful time with him. Thank you Ann and Greg for sharing a special guy with us. He was precious. I loved him and will miss him. My prayers go out to all of you and your family, and will continue. Love all of you and yours,

Brenda Stinson Dodge

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Mark Maxwell

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