David L. Jansen, 69, of Germantown,
lost his battle with Leukemia and entered into eternal peace on
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
Mr. Jansen was born July 7, 1940 in
Breese, IL to Henry and Theresia (Koerkenmeier) Jansen; they
preceded him in death along with his step-mother Catherine
He was also preceded in death by
sisters, Henrietta Jansen and Delores Ripperda; father-in-law and
mother-in-law, George and Veronica (Schomaker) Beer;
brothers-in-law, Alphonse Jansen, Norbert Ripperda, Louie Detmer,
Ralph Kohrs, Clarence Beer, and Vincent Wessling; and
sisters-in-law, Marie Beer and Eleanor Wessling.
He married Marilyn Beer on September
17, 1963 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown; and she
survives in Germantown.
Also surviving are his children,
Debra (Richard) Knebel of St. Rose, John (Heather) Jansen of
Macungie, PA, and Becky (Brian) Kenow of Germantown.
10 Grandchildren-Adam, Alex, and Anna
Knebel, Samuel, Grace, Kathryn, and Jackson Jansen, and Caroline,
Sophia, and Isabella Kenow.
Brothers, Ralph (Dolores) Jansen of
Breese, Robert (Theresa) Jansen of Breese, Francis (Gloria) Jansen
of Springfield, MO, Victor (Ruth) Jansen of Carlyle, Donald (Susan)
Jansen of Maryland Heights, MO, and James (Emma) Jansen of Breese;
sisters, Eileen Detmer of Aviston and Alice Kohrs of Independence,
MO; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Raymond Beer of Germantown,
Walter (Caroline) Beer of Germantown, George (JoAnn) Beer of Iuka,
and Florence Beer of Mascoutah; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dave retired in maintenance at
Monterey Coal in Albers, and formerly worked as a warehouse manager
at Kohnen Concrete in Germantown, and served in the Army Reserves.
He was a member of St. Boniface
Catholic Church where he was in the choir, a Eucharistic Minister,
server, lector, and parish council, Retired Volunteer Firefighter
and Trustee of the Germantown Fire Department, Germantown Library
Board, and a Germantown Cub Master.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will
be Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Catholic
Church in Germantown with Fr. James Buerster and Deacon Rich Bagby
officiating. Interment St. Boniface cemetery
Visitation will be Friday September
15 from 4 to 9 PM and Saturday September 26 from 8 to 9:45 am at the
Moss Funeral Home in Germantown
be made to Mater Dei High School, Germantown Library, and St. Joseph
Hospital Scholarship for Lights and will be received at the funeral