Mary Joyce Janssen (Ankiewicz), age 88, passed away at home in Las Vegas, Nev., in the company of loving husband and caregiver Bob on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
She was born on July 18, 1930 in LaSalle-Peru, Illinois to Joseph and Katherine (Margherio) Ankiewicz.
Mary met Robert (Bob) Lee Janssen in 1951 when he was in the Coast Guard assigned to Peru, Ill.
They married in 1952 at Christ Lutheran Delaware Church, Syracuse.  
From 1952 until Bob’s retirement from the Air Force in 1968, Mary endured the challenges and hardships; and enjoyed the travel and social opportunities while managing a military family.  
In 1969 they relocated to Bob’s hometown of Syracuse, where they co-owned and managed Pete’s Cafe.
In 1981, they moved to Las Vegas, Nev.  Mary is survived by a beloved husband of 67 years, Bob; children Gary (married to Sheila (Hawkins) Janssen and Sandy Janssen (married to Gary Culver); grandchildren David Janssen and Lisa Cardenas (married to Rob Cardenas); great-grandchildren Riley Cardenas, Cameron Cardenas, Aubrie Janssen, and Parker Janssen.
Mary will be forever loved and missed by her friends and family.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary’s name to the Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.