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Angela Elizabeth Jansen

March 14, 1932 — May 5, 2022

Angela Elizabeth Jansen, age 90, of Fordyce, Nebraska finished her life on this earth and entered heaven to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 5th, 2022.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a Rosary and prayer service at 7:00 p.m, Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee, Nebraska.

A memorial Mass, concelebrated by Fr. James Keiter and Fr. Jeffrey Eickhoff, begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13th, 2022 at St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Inurnment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Menominee. 

Angela was born on March 14th, 1932, the oldest daughter of Charles and Teresa Salvatori. She was born in Yankton, SD and moved with her family to a small farm in Menominee, NE at the age of 12.

Angela attended St Boniface Catholic School until her 8th grade graduation. She went to work after graduation as a Mother’s helper assisting new moms after childbirth in the Menominee/Fordyce area. She then worked as a candy-striper in Sacred Heart Hospital until taking a full-time Nanny position for Dr. John and June McVay in Yankton, SD.

Angela met Clarence Jansen, her husband of 68 years, at a dance in Bow Valley, NE. She and Clarence married shortly after his return from the Army on June 23rd, 1953. They settled after marriage on a farmstead near Fordyce, NE. She gladly welcomed 11 children into her life, she was known by her children for her strong work ethic, which she imparted to each of them. Angela was a caring and loving mother to her eleven children. She also welcomed each of their spouses, considering them as important as her own children, insisting any family photo included all of them.

In early 1980, Angela joined Clarence as he went through studies to become a Deacon in the Catholic Church. After his ordination she lovingly served alongside him in many church and teaching activities. She delivered communion to hospital patients in Yankton, SD as her ministry for over 10 years. Angela was also active in the Ladies Guild at St Boniface, took part in the Christian Mothers Society and she and Clarence were active members of Cursillo, where they counseled many young Christians to renew their faith in Jesus and the Church.

Angela worked part-time when her youngest went to elementary school, as a cook in the school lunch program in Menomonee’s West Catholic Schools. After her youngest child left the nest, she went to work full time at the State Hospital in Yankton, SD as part of the housekeeping staff. After she retired, she started what she called “a housecleaning ministry” for many elderly in the Fordyce and Yankton areas.

After 50 years living on the farmstead, Angela finally got her wish, they moved to a house “in town”, Fordyce, NE in 2001. She began to do more quilting and played Bridge several times a week with friends well into her upper-80s. Getting together with friends and family to play cards was one of her passions. She was the happiest when one of her 27 grandchildren with spouses and families would stop by to see her and Clarence for a visit. She continued to sew and quilt until December of 2021, making baby quilts and lap blankets for the great-grandchildren as they came along, some still tucked away for future babies.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence, and her 11 children and spouses, Sheri (Dennis) Potter of Omaha, NE, Steven (Joan) Jansen of Fordyce, NE, Terry (Pam) Jansen, San Antonio, Texas, Anne (Mike) Rhodes, Omaha, NE, Dale (Wanda) Jansen, Yankton, SD, Jean (John) Pinkelman, Fordyce, NE, Joan (Randy) Kurtenbach, Omaha NE, Clair (Shawn) Jansen, Omaha, NE, Sheila (Tim) Steiner, Lake Havasu, AZ, Gerard (Tina) Jansen, Omaha, NE and Karen (John) Powell, Shawnee, KS; 27 beloved grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren; two sisters, Joan (Larry) Eickhoff and Karen (Larry) Becvar; sisters-in-law, Jean (Ray) Salvatori, Clara (Alfred) Rolfes, Lorraine (Leo) Schulte and MaryAnn (George) Jansen and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Janice (infant), Geraldine (Becker) and Theresa (Stratman); twin brothers, Raymond and Robert Salvatori; in-laws:  Zavier Becker, Ralph Stratman, Angela and Francis Lease, Alfred Rolfes, Leonard and Mary Jansen Loretta and Claude Schulte, Rita and Marvin Sudbeck, Martin and Alice Jansen, George Jansen, Elmer and Rosemary Jansen and Leo Schulte.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary and prayer service

Thursday, May 12, 2022

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

St. Boniface Catholic Church - Menominee, NE

55770 894th Road, Fordyce, NE 68736

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Memorial Mass

Friday, May 13, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Boniface Catholic Church - Menominee, NE

55770 894th Road, Fordyce, NE 68736

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Inurnment

Friday, May 13, 2022

St. Boniface Cemetery - Menominee, Nebraska

55770 894th Road, Fordyce, NE 68736

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