Jean L. Janssen
September 5, 1918 - September 13, 2022

Jean L. Janssen

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Jean Laurelle (Snover) Janssen, 104, of Hooper, Nebraska, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in Fremont, Nebraska.

Jean was born on a farm near Hooper, Nebraska on September 5th, 1918, to Nellie (Taylor) and Clinton Snover. The date was also her mother's 24th birthday and her parents' first wedding anniversary. After her mother's death, when Jean was 3, she went to live with her grandparents in Fremont, and would spend the summers with her father (Clinton) on the family farm. She married Gerald (Jerry) Janssen on March 30th, 1939 in Council Bluffs, IA. She was the scheduler for the family business, Jerry Janssen Transfer, in Hooper. She was an avid reader, saying ''I think I read every book in the Fremont Library''. Jean loved to sew clothes for her young daughters, and was known for the afghans she created, having crocheted over 250 of them for family and friends. She enjoyed making hard candies, peanut brittle, and her famous cinnamon roll rings during the holidays. Jean was a volunteer in her community including the election board. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, and of the Order of Eastern Star, Friendship Chapter 122 in Hooper for 75 years.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jerry Janssen; granddaughters, Stephanie Bowers and Emily Kubat; and great-grandson Christopher Bowers.

Jean is survived by her 4 daughters, Linda (Ron) Liston of Malcolm, Jerri Bowers of Fremont, LuAnn White of Palo Alto, CA, Amy (Joe) Kubat of Omaha; 9 grandchildren, Jennifer (Kip) Edmonds, JJ Liston, Courtney (José) Bowers-Sepulveda, Jordan (Katie) Bowers, Taylor (Cynthia Gleason) White, Gavin Kubat, Alexandra (Michael) Fettig, Cameron (fiancé Lina) Kubat, Tanner Kubat; and 6 great-grandchildren, McKenna, Wylder, Kale, Lydia, Jenica, and Luca.

Jean loved and cherished her family, and she will always be remembered for being the most loving and caring mother and grandmother.

The funeral service will be 10:30am, Monday, September 19, 2022 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper. Burial will follow the service in the Hooper Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 2pm to 5pm, at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont, with an Order of the Eastern Star Funeral Service held by the Friendship Chapter 122 of Hooper at 5 pm. Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, NE.

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Sunday, September 18, 2022
With Family 2pm to 5pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Funeral Service
Monday, September 19, 2022
Redeemer Lutheran Church (ELCA)
601 E Fulton St
Hooper, NE  68031
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Hooper Cemetery
Hooper, NE  68031


  1. Stephanie Sharron
    Sending our condolences. Hearing stories from LuAnn about Jean's talents has been inspirational and we enjoy sharing the fruits of the baking skills that Jean passed down to LuAnn. May Jean's memory be a blessing.
  2. Amit Morey
    I met grandma for a couple of hours around June 12th, 2008! She made a lasting impression on me and her warmth built an eternal connection that would continue all these years! Every year, I eagerly wait for the wonderful Christmas letter talking about her family. I am one among those whose lives she touched and will miss her incredibly!
  3. Joan Dyke (Boll)
    My condolences to the Janssen family. You were blessed to have this lovely woman in your lives. May there be confort in knowing that someone so special will nver be forgotten.
    Take care.
  4. Marilyn Ackerman
    Sending sincere sympathies to your family.

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