Bernard James Jankauski, age 83, of Athens passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Jankauski was born on May 20, 1935, the son of Joseph and Josephine Mclavish -Jankauski.

He married Ruth Irvin on August 2, 1958 at the Holy Family Church in Athens.

He is survived by a son, Edward (Karen) of Athens; a daughter, Cynthia Clemmens of Athens; five grandchildren; Jennifer (Jonathon) Frohn, Emily Jankauski, Abigayle (fiancé Evan) Jankauski, Jacob Jankauski and Matthew Clemmens; four great grandchildren and two brothers, Joe and Ed Jankauski.

He is preceded in death by both parents and his wife, Ruth Irvin – Jankauski.

Bernard worked for Illinois Plumbing and Heating for several years where he later retired.

He loved dogs but most of all his grandchildren.

Graveside services for Bernard will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

Msgr. Thomas Holinga will be officiating.

Memorials can be made to “Animal Abusive Protection Program.” Donations can be made at the Alliance (Athens) State Bank.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the Jankauski family. On-line condolences can be shared at

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