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MINONK – Zelda G. Janssen, 96, died at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Heritage Health in Minonk.

She was born Oct. 3, 1921, in Minonk, the daughter of Raphael and Margaret McKeon Loftus. She married Gilbert Janssen on July 26, 1941, in Minonk. He died March 15, 2001.

Survivors include two sons, Donald (Charlene) Janssen, Decatur and Gary Janssen, Sebring, Fla.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, one brother, Sherrill Loftus, two sisters, Lorene Liner and Lucile Murphy, and one grandson, Stan Janssen.

Zelda worked for Morrow’s Drugs and Green Tree Pharmacy, both of Minonk, for over 50 years. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Minonk, where she was involved with the Altar & Rosary Society.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church with Franciscan Friars officiating. Visitation will take place Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in Minonk Township Cemetery in Minonk. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


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