JENNA MARIE JANSSEN, 26 ROCKFORD - Jenna Marie Janssen, 26, of Rockford passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Rockford Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 14, 1985, in Sterling, the daughter of Bruce and Ann Janssen. Jenna was a CNA working for OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center 3 South. Graduated Boylan High School, Class of 2004. Member of St. Peter Cathedral. Jenna loved her job; the patients she cared for gave her much happiness. She had a contagious smile, eyes that lit up a room and a heart of gold. Jenna loved her family very much. She was not only a sister to Marissa, she was her best friend and confidant. She was her brother Jordan's No. 1 fan and role model. Family to Jenna was always her No. 1 priority. She made it a point to tell her family every day that she loved them. Survivors include her parents, Bruce and Ann; sister, Marissa Ann; and brother, Jordan Matthew; maternal grandmother, Carol Snow; maternal uncles and aunts, James (Heather) Snow, Thomas (Kim) Snow, Mary (Tim) Ortgiesen and Celeste (Mark) Gilbert; paternal uncles and aunts, Doug Janssen, David (Debra) Janssen, Karen (Bill) Freres and Billy (Sandra) Vondrak; cousin and best friend, Brandi Snow; and her loving cat, Chandler. Jenna also had numerous cousins who loved her. Preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Robert E. Snow and paternal grandparents, LeRoy and Verna Janssen. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the Cathedral of St. Peter, Rockford, with the Rev. Jeremy Trowbridge officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Road, with rosary at 8 p.m. Visitation also from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the church Wednesday. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from May 14 to May 15, 2012