Doris I. Janssen

PETERSBURG, IL - Doris I. Janssen, 79, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her home. She was born June 24, 1934, in Meredosia, Ill., the daughter of Albert H. and Johanna W. (Korsmeyer) Fricke. She graduated in 1952 from Petersburg Harris High School.

Doris is survived by her daughters, Sandy Janssen, Karen (Wayne) Eddings, Sharon (Greg) Hoke, and Conni (Scott) Wright; her grandchildren, Scott, Adam, Amy, Christi, Jeremy, Cory, Madison, and Hayley; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister, Elta (Leonard) Renken; and brothers, Albert (Merle) Fricke and Norman (Ruthelma) Fricke. She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Richard Lee, three brothers, and two sisters.

Doris was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Petersburg. She was baptized on June 25, 1934, and confirmed on June 27, 1948. She taught Sunday school for several years and was also very active in the many church activities.

Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to play cards and games with her family and her many special lady friends. Doris worked for the Department of Public Aid for 21 years before retiring in 1999.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Petersburg with the Rev. Jeffrey Gross officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 11, 2014, at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg from 5–7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, family choice or the Menard County Food Pantry. To express condolences to the family online please visit

Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg assisted the family with arrangements.

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Hurley Funeral Home - Petersburg
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