Jansen, Josephine A.
Josephine A. Jansen, Waupaca, Wisconsin, age 87, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was born October 14, 1924 in Amite, LA; daughter of Peter and Constance (Buzzetta) Cascio. On July 18, 1953, Josephine married Gilbert T. Jansen in Waukegan, IL. Josephine loved to read, travel, listen to polka music, attend festivals, and was an avid Brewer fan. She enjoyed gardening and attending to her flowers in her garden at home. In her family, Josephine was known as their “family genealogist”, and, if asked, knew the answers to all of the family history. She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca, WI. Josephine will be deeply missed by all of her loving family and friends. Josephine is survived by: husband, Gilbert Jansen of Waupaca, WI; daughter, Barbara (Gary) Howard of Fairmount, IN; two granddaughters, Amber Howard of Fairmount, IN, and April (Marcus) Howard-Dewey of Globe, AZ; one great-grand-daughter, Alisha Howard of Fairmount, IN; two brothers, Andrew (Jean) Cascio of Independence, LA, and Russell (Antoinette) Cascio of Walker, LA; three sisters: Annie Sciortino of Hammond, LA; Betty Vicari of Covington, LA; and Rosalie (Dudley) Edwards of Ponchatoula, LA. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Constance Cascio; two brothers, Henry Cascio and Ben Cascio; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Sciortino and Jake Vicari. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca, WI. Pastor Andy Behrendt officiated. A visitation was held on Monday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the church. Burial was at First Belmont Cemetery in the Town of Belmont on Monday. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements. Holly Funeral Home, 526 S. Main St., Waupaca, www.hollyfuneralhome.com