Jim Jansen Obituary, Death – He was the son of the late Henry and Theresia Jansen, whose maiden name was Koerkenmeier. He was born on February 4, 1939 in Breese. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Catherine Jansen; siblings, Henrietta (Alphonse) Jansen, Dolores (Norbert) Ripperda, Ralph Jansen, Robert (Theresa) Jansen, Alice (Chris) Kohrs, Eileen (Louie) Detmer, Charlie (Gloria) Jansen, Don Jansen, and Dave Jansen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ferd and Elsie, nee Wiebler, Mueller, Sr.; and brothers-in-law, Robert Wieter, Tony Niemeyer, and David Mueller.
Jim Jansen is survived by his wife Emma “Toots”, nee Mueller, Jansen of Breese, whom he married on November 25, 1965 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown; sons, Jeff (Tynette) Jansen of Herrin and Kerry (Cindy) Jansen of Breese; grandchildren, Tayler (Peter) Moniz, Jennifer (fiancé Mitchell Sanders) Jansen, Colton Jim served his country in the United States Army Reserves, retired from General Motors in Hazelwood, Missouri, occasionally delivered milk for his brothers Ralph and Bob, and worked as a bartender at BJ’s for Bob and Lil Wieter. In addition, Jim was a member of the Order of the Arrow.
He was a member of the Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, the Catholic Holy Family Society, and the United Auto Workers Local 25. He attended the St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, where he also sang in the church choir. Jim was an active camper and also enjoyed listening to bluegrass music, bowling, playing softball, and gardening. However, the activity that he enjoyed the most was seeing his grandchildren compete in various sports. Jim was the kind of person who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need, and he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.
At the funeral, which will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, the celebrant will be Father Patrick Peter. After the service, the deceased will be laid to rest at the St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese with full military honors.