Cynthia A. Jansen

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Cynthia A. Jansen, 78, New Franken, died Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was born Dec. 23, 1933, in Thiry Daems to Wilbert and Lorraine (Wery) Boucher. Cynthia graduated from Casco High School. On Feb. 27, 1954, she married Delano Jansen at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Champion. Cynthia had been employed at Lesey Aluminum in Kewaunee and later at Green Bay Plastics. She found great enjoyment running Jansen Ceramics for over 20 years as a gifted and talented ceramic artist and travelling airbrush teacher. Cynthia also co-owned and cooked for D & J Palm Gardens with her husband. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren and caring for her pets.

Survivors include her husband, Delano; one daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Steve Deterville; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kathy Jansen, James and Cindy Jansen, Jeffrey and Patty Jansen; eight grandchildren, Jill (Dan) Beadle, Dave Deterville, Lynn (Nate) Malcore, Jennifer (Jerry) Tennant, Christopher (Katie) Jansen, Jessica Jansen, Cassandra Jansen, Alexander Jansen; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Sandy Boucher; one sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Finley Herlache; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Darold and Janice Jansen, Tulio Jansen, Linda Koenig, Cathy and William "Bill" Karmen; nieces and nephews; and an "adopted" daughter, Ruth (Ken) Deterville.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Geri Deterville; her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Lucille Jansen; one sister-in-law, Judy Jansen and a brother-in-law, Douglas Koenig.

Visitation was held at Proko-Wall Funeral Home in Green Bay. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Champion. To send on-line condolences, please visit

The Jansen family extends a special thank you to everyone at Manorcare West and especially to her daughter-in-law, Patty, and nursing staff, Molly, Caroline "Sunshine", Anna and Becky, for their compassionate care of Cynthia. "From the Boss"

Published in Kewaunee County Star-News on May 5, 2012
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