Jean E. Janssen, 78, Hastings, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
Jean was born December 18, 1934 in St. Paul to William and Ellen (McCarthy) Kalal. She married Richard J. Janssen on May 24, 1952 in South St. Paul and they resided in Vermillion for many years. Jean had served as a former volunteer coordinator at Carpenter's Nature Center.
Jean is survived by her husband Richard; six children Kathy Janssen of Cannon Falls, Bill Janssen (Wendy) of Maiden Rock, WI, Dick Janssen (Dana) of Westby, WI, Jack Janssen of Hastings, Len Janssen of Red Wing, and Janey Janssen of Adams, ND; also 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sisters Ellen Osland of Little Canada, MN, Joann Mueller of Baldwin, WI and Eileen Biagini of Dellwood, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Patty Swanson and brother Jimmy Kalal.
The Memorial Mass, officiated by Fr. Stan Mader was held June 4, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the CATURIA-SMIDT FUNERAL HOME, Hastings. 651-437-9419. www.caturia-smidtfh.com