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Evelyn R. Jansen

Evelyn R. Jansen

Evelyn R. Jansen age 92, of Quincy died on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in her home. Evelyn was born in Quincy on November 16, 1927, a daughter of Robert C. and Evelyn R. (Taylor) Heckenkamp. She married Albert "Butch" Jansen on September 27, 1947 in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Butch preceded her in death on October 1, 2007.

Evelyn was the epitome of the devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was always her number 1 priority, and anyone was welcome in her home and at her table. Fond memories of her homemade noodles at Thanksgiving and the numerous delicious meals she prepared throughout her life. She was selfless to a fault and was referred to as Grandma Evie or St. Evelyn by her grandchildren.

She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and she was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Parish.
Her undying faith in God, St Jude, and the Rosary sustained her up to the very end of her life.

She was proud to be a Democrat and even at the age of 92, followed local and national politics daily. She was member of the U.S.S. Yorktown Association and looked forward to annual family trips to Charleston, SC to visit the ship her husband Butch served on during World War II.

Survivors include her three children: Karen Spring and her husband John; Jeff Jansen and his wife Melissa all of Quincy; Diane Fennesy and her husband Joe of Lees Summit, MO.

Seven Grandchildren: Stacey Staff and her husband Andrew of Quincy; Joshua Spring and his wife Cindy of Kentucky; Michael Spring and his wife Brooke of Hinsdale, IL: Natalie Masters and her husband Paxton of Lees Summit, MO: Ryan Jansen of Quincy; Taylor Golden and her husband Louis; Alexandra Fennesy, all of Kansas City, MO, and four step-grandchildren.

Seven Great-Grandchildren: Sarah, Jack and Michael Staff; Albert Spring, Grace and Sydney Masters, Caroline Spring and another great grandchild Spring due next month.

One brother, James Heckenkamp of Quincy, a sister-in-law, Pat Heckenkamp and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers Robert and Tom Heckenkamp and a sister, Bette Becks.

Evelyn often commented on all the various world events that she was able to witness during her lifetime: the Great Depression, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, civil unrest, women's liberation movement, the rise of technology such as cell phones and the internet, and now a Global pandemic. She will be greatly missed by her family and can never be replaced. She was a role model for her children and grandchildren.

A private Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is planned. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Albert "Butch" and Evelyn Jansen Scholarship at Quincy Notre Dame High School, St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
Service arrangements are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, 823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301 www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Gary/Donna Becks
St. Charles, MO
Comments:
We are all blessed to have had her strong will, generous spirit & engaging personality that influenced so many of our lives. She was Precious! RIP AUNT EV & pray for us.

Gary & Donna Becks
From:
Carol Hollender
Quincy, IL
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Jansen family, so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.
From:
Jennifer
Kansas City, MO
Comments:
What a blessing you had! She was a wonderful women, Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. I was blessed to have her around and around my kids! Rest In Peace Grandma Evie! You will never be forgotten!
Love, Jennifer, Drew, Kaitlyn
From:
Sue (Heckenkamp)Robbearts
Comments:
Keeping all of you in my prayers, Ev was one of the best, she had the greatest sense of humor, never failing to make me smile!!
From:
Lindsay Heckenkamp Kovski
Springfield, IL
Comments:
I'm so sad to hear about Aunt Evie. I'll be keeping the whole Jansen family in my prayers.
From:
Christine Jansen Coons
CYPRESS, TX
Comments:
Dear Karen and all Aunt Ev's family,

I remember visiting all the Jansens in Quincy when I was small. Aunt Ev lives in my memory as funny and kind. God bless you all during this hard time.
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
Comments:
John, Karen, Jeff, Diane, and families: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a WONDERFUL person Evelyn was! She had such spirit and energy. I will pray that HE brings all of you the strength you need in the days you miss her, but also for HIM to fill your hearts and minds with only the great memories you shared with her. God Bless.
From:
Fred Bloss
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Her fight is over, the battle won. Ev has found her way home. Sadness abounds for those who love her while her joy is full. She and Butch are reunited.
Her family is a testament to her love and devotion. My prayer is for all who mourn her.
From:
Don Jansen
Houston, TX
Comments:
God bless Aunt Ev. As a boy and again with my family, we enjoyed the trips to Quincy visiting the Jansens including Butch and Ev. Their house was always open to her extended family. The trips to the fishing camp and Butch;'s gardens were memorable. Aunt Ev was a wonderful lady.
From:
John and Angie Gibson
Comments:
Jeff , Missy and family. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time .
From:
Michael Becks
Apopka, FL
Comments:
Karen, Jeff, and Diane we mourn with you. She was our second mother especially when ours passed. She had a comforting spirit and a light to what was right. God gave her to us on loan and now it is her time to rejoin HIM and her family. Most want to pray for our departed relatives, but we know where Aunt Ev is and ask her to pray for those of us left behind and in need.
From:
Kathy Reed/Pat Heckenkamp
Simi Valley, CA
Comments:
Mom & I want to send our love & condolence for the loss of such a lovely & beloved woman. A few weeks ago we were fortunate to have shared a heartwarming phone conversation with Aunt Evie & Uncle Jim. She was such a caring, giving, & nurturing woman. Aunt Evie will be missed by those of us who benefitted from her love, guidance & encouragement. We hope faith, family, & friends provide strength & comfort during your grieving process.