Janet Lydia Krenelka

Janet Lydia Krenelka June 10, 2018

Janet Lydia Krenelka

June 10, 2018


Janet Lydia Krenelka, age 70, died peacefully on June 10, 2018 after a long courageous battle with lung disease. She was born on October 8, 1947 to Edward and Lydia Albrecht in Billings, MT. 

Janet grew up on the family ranch in Bridger, MT before the family moved to Lewistown, where she attended high school. They moved to Billings in 1964 and Janet graduated in 1965. On April 11, 1969, she married Edward James Krenelka. They spent a short time in Seattle and returned to settle in Billings in 1974, where they lived until moving to the Ruby Valley near Sheridan in 1991. Janet moved to Helena in 2010.

She was an avid horsewoman growing up and won the high school rodeo hard luck trophy in 1963. She enjoyed many activities in her life including hunting, fishing, gardening, 4x4ing, camping, and crocheting. She was an ace at the game of pool and enjoyed bowling and pool leagues with her friends for many years. She was a voracious reader, enjoyed the daily crosswords and puzzles, and watching her golf and TV shows. Her witty remarks, her strength and endurance, and her beautiful soul will be dearly missed!

Janet is survived by her daughter Leah Welsh (Dan Pate) of Helena, and son Edward Krenelka of Big Sandy; sisters, Sharon Brown of Lewistown, Jeanie (Jim) Mullins of Challis ID, Shirlee Shephard (Jim Knox) of Billings, Tammy (Randy) Stevens of Saratoga WY, and brother Steve (Cherrie) Albrecht of Helena. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward James Krenelka, and a sister Judy.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, June 30, at 11 am at Aspen Village, 615 Janet Street in Helena MT.

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