Audrey Jansen

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Audrey Virginia Jansen, nee Biekert, 96, of Bloomington, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, born December 16, 1924, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Heritage Health, Bloomington, IL.

Mrs. Jansen was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  She was also involved with the Perpetual Help Society at church.  She loved to read. Audrey was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Norman H. Jansen, whom she married May 14, 1949, and who died January 8, 2013; her parents, John and Mary, nee Weihrauch, Biekert; two sisters, Dorothy (Sherman) Aaron and Mary Ann (William) Berkel; a brother, John (Annie) Biekert; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Biekert.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Marie (Robert Ambrose) Jansen of Port Townsend, WA, and Sue Ann (Fred) Rettig of Heyworth, IL;
four grandchildren, Audrey (David Shangraw) West, Mollie West, Robby (Laura) Bauer, and Ryan Rettig;
three great-grandchildren, Sterling Shangraw, Brooks Bauer, and Quinn Bauer;
a brother, Paul Biekert;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Father James Thomas officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


3 Comments on Audrey Jansen

Tom Gagen said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2021 at 9:59 PM

Linda and Sue, please accept my most heart-felt condolences. Your Mom and Dad were some great people and I'm sure they will be missed by all of us. May God Bless you and your family.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Jerry Behrmann said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 8:27 AM

Linda and Sue Sorry to hear about Mom's passing. Norm , Audrey and you girls were my favorite neighbors ever.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Connie Welsch said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2021 at 9:17 AM

My sympathy to the family. Audrey was my godmother. I have many fond memories of Audrey. She was always so happy and kind to me. Norman & Audrey visited us at the farm. I especially remember them bringing us Easter baskets. As a kid, that was very special to me.

  • Freeburg
  • IL

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