Barbara Mildred Jessen
1928 - 2021
Barbara Mildred Jessen
Born: July 18, 1928 in Terre Haute, IN
Died: September 19, 2021 in Winfield, IL
Barbara Mildred Jessen (nee Lyon) of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, passed away peacefully September 19, 2021, due to heart failure, surrounded by loved ones at the age of 93 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois.
She was born July 18, 1928 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Ralph and Mildred Lyon (nee McCosh), and was their only child. She married her high school sweetheart, Ralph Charles Jessen, son of Hilda (nee Heinemann) and Paul L. Jessen on June 10, 1950 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, Illinois. Her husband Ralph preceded her in death in 1993.
Barbara was a loving and devoted mother of Susan A. Lazar, Ralph C. Jessen, Jr., Lynn D. Swanson (June 4, 1956-February 14, 2019), and Deborah A. Kasper; grandmother of Sara Glodoski, Shawn Swanson, Elizabeth Holtquist, and Jennifer Guevara; and great-grandmother of eight.
She treasured her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who all lived nearby. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Interment at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois. Date to be determined.
Published by Suburban Life Publications from Nov. 8 to Nov. 19, 2021.
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