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James R. Janssen

August 31, 1932 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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James Janssen Obituary

Age 91 of St. Paul
Passed away January 31, 2024.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years Louise “Weela”; children Stephen (Melissa), Gregory (Judy), Susan Hoeffel, and Katherine (Joseph) Harris; grandchildren Michaela, Meghan, Kelsey, Anna, Daniel, Nicholas, Maria, Monica and Matthew; 7 great-grandchildren; brother George; sister and brothers-in-law Susan (Bill) McMahon, Leonard Murray; and many nieces and nephews.  


Preceded in death by grandchildren Shannon Harris and Caitlin Janssen; son-in-law David Hoeffel; brother Thomas (Nancy); sisters and brother-in-law Sheila; John (Gerry) Murray and Arlene Murray.

A true St. Paulite, Jim attended Nativity Grade School, Cretin High School, class of 1950, and the College of St. Thomas. He was a proud Korean War Army Veteran. Jim served the Twin Cities as a dedicated grocer - owning Janssen's Fairway Foods in St. Paul and an active member of the Minnesota Grocers Association. Beyond work, he was an enthusiastic rose gardener, a passionate outdoorsman - especially enjoying his time with family and friends at Trout Lake. Jim valued volunteering for his church and his community.

Mass of Christian Burial 10am Wednesday, February 7, at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2055 Boland Ave. St. Paul, with visitation beginning at 9am. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Mass will be livestreamed https://lumenchristicc.online.church/.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lumen Christi Catholic Community or The Shannon Harris Scholarship Fund at Cretin-Derham Hall. A special thank you to the “Saunders Ave” neighbors and the Carondelet Community for their love and support.

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