Catherine M JanssenOctober 29, 1925 ~ April 3, 2017 (age 91)
Catherine M. Janssen (Jager) "Cady or Kit", age 91, passed away April 3, 2017 after a brief illness. She resided at Helen's House in Darboy. Catherine was born 10/29/1925 in Wrightstown to Francis and Delia(Guerts) Jager. Catherine met Joseph E. Janssen and they were married on 8/30/1947. He preceded her in death on 01/05/1971. Us girls pushed mom out of the nest and she met her lifelong companion Richard Verfurth while chaperoning at the VFW dances in Kaukauna. Their first date was 12/1971 for the VFW Christmas Party. In 10/29/1973 Richard asked her to marry him and mom said yes! They never married but had a 43 years together before Richard passed away on 09/01/2016.
Mom worked in Nursing Homes until she stayed home with the children. After all were grown she worked at Kaukauna Community Hospital until she retired in 10/1990. Mom had many talents. She loved to travel and her and Richard seen many places together. Mom loved to dance and kept up with her children and grandchildren, she taught us a lot. She was a good sewer and was good at knitting. We wore what she made us with pride. She also quilted and knitted blankets for us. She loved to play sheepshead, poker, and cribbage. She enjoyed going to Sunday night Bingo at St. Mary’s. Mom belonged to the VFW Axillary in Kaukauna 3319.
Catherine is survived by two sons and three daughters. John(Kathy) Janssen, Larry Janssen, Darlene White, Sue Ann and Jesus Zuniga, and Ellen Vandenberg. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Michele and Keith Allen, Nikki and John Weaver(Kitania), Medlinda (Tony) Mader (Antonio, Lillian, Noe), Catherine and Kevin Tomson (Addison, Mason), Jackie and Steve Rouse, Joseph and Heather Janssen (Kaitlyn, Ethan), William and Jenny Janssen, David Janssen, Jacob Vandenberg, and Marguarita Zuniga. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sisters, Vione and Ken Pomeroy and Arlene Weyenberg.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, her companion Richard, her parents Francis and Delia Jager. Her in-laws Slyvester and Doris Janssen, her son James R. Janssen, son-in-law Daniel White. Her brother Merlin and Alice Jager, her sisters Geneiva Jager, Dolores and Donald Burton, Frances and Melvin Heiting, brother in law Jack Weyenberg.
Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9am until time of service. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The Family would like to thank Helen's House for their care. Thank you-Tony, Kellie, Ryan, Jamee, Alyica, Claudia, San Juana, Sam and Nicole. Also thank you to ThedaCare(AMC) and to ThedaCare Hospice for their support.