John Janowski, age 90 of Grayslake, Illinois, passed away on March 22, 2021 due to complications from the COVID19 virus. John was born in Chicago on April 16, 1930 and started his own metal spinning business after he served 2 years in the Korean War. John was married to Josephine Larek on October 24, 1953, and they were married for 68 years at his time of death. John is survived by his wife Josephine, his son Robert, daughter Susan, and his grandchildren Eric (Molly), Jonathan, Lucas, Anna and Tyler, as well as many family and friends. John was an avid concertina player and loved to dance the polka. He cut his first record “The Windy City Polish” with family members which was a big hit in the Polka field in the 80’s. He was inducted into the Concertina Hall of Fame on September 25th, 2004 which is the highest honor conferred in the recognition of his many outstanding, unselfish endeavors to promote and perpetuate the concertina as a musical instrument. John also loved fishing, boating, old western movies, and was a loyal Chicago Cubs fan. John is preceded in death by his mother, Victoria Kurpiel, father Michael Janowski, brothers Michael, Joseph and Edward and his sister Kay. A visitation and funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the funeral mass commencing at 11:00am at St. Gilberts Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The interment will follow the service at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.