Anne Marie “Mick” Jansen, age 88 of St. Michael, MN, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was born on October 23, 1930 in Redwood Falls, MN, the daughter of Bernard and Helen (Schanil) Jansen.
Anne attended St. Aloysius Parochial School and graduated from Olivia High School. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from St. Catherine University, joined the Sisters of Saint Joseph, and taught in parochial schools for several years. She left the order and taught with Minneapolis and Osseo School Districts, retiring June of 1996. After retiring, Anne substitute taught with Osseo and St. Michael School Districts. She was a passionate and dedicated teacher and loved all her students. She later obtained her Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas and fulfilled her true calling by working with children at Zanewood Elementary who had emotional and behavioral challenges. Anne also served time as an election judge for many years.
Anne enjoyed her life to the fullest, especially her activities involving her beloved dogs. Her Shelties, Lady and Maggie, were trained as therapy dogs and Maggie received a certificate of appreciation for her work as an “After School Activities Instructor”. When Anne retired, she became involved in the dog-sport, flyball, winning numerous awards with her dogs, Maggie, Jesse, Gregger, and most recently, Axel. Anne and Axel were inseparable and brought joy to all who encountered them.
Anne was an avid Twins and Vikings fan and she also enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, golfing with the New Hope Women’s League for many years, playing cards with her friends at the Crow River Senior Center, and socializing with family, friends and neighbors.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Helen Jansen; sister, Bernadine Revier (Alfred Sommers and Oliver Revier); brothers Leonard Jansen (Sally), Clarence Jansen (Luella), Joe Jansen (Marietta), Bernard Jansen (Marjorie), Aloysius Jansen (Bernice).
Mick is survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, and numerous cherished friends.
Anne was a beloved aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt, and friend to many and will be missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Anne’s name are preferred to the Animal Humane Society.
A Celebration of Anne’s Life will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at The Peterson Chapel, 300 Main St N, St. Michael, MN.