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JoAnn Janszen (nee Dunhoft)

May 11, 1941 — January 2, 2022

JoAnn Janszen (nee Dunhoft), 80 years old, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Bayley Place, following a six year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born May 11, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (Kresser) Dunhoft.

JoAnn, a 1960 graduate of Western Hills High School, married the late Wilbur “Bill” Janszen, Jr. in 1968 and they lived together in Cincinnati for 38 years. While being a homemaker, she supported Bill in his work to operate Corry Manufacturing in Corry, Pennsylvania. Outside of their frequent travels to Pennsylvania, they spent years traveling to enjoy the beaches and golf courses of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  JoAnn also enjoyed daily crossword puzzles, crafting, painting, and playing card games.

During her fight against Alzheimer’s, JoAnn was cared for by the loving nurses at Bayley Place.  JoAnn found much enjoyment from her devoted caregivers who kept her active with scenic car rides, playing bingo, lunch along the river and Fernbank Golf Course, visits to the viewing area at the airport, and a local farm to watch and feed animals.

JoAnn had a heart for giving, making a tremendous, everlasting impact on our community with her philanthropic passions.  She had particular interests in education in the catholic/private sector, children’s healthcare and adult healthcare, supporting organizations such as Elder High School, Seton High School, Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, Shriner’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati, Springer School and Center, Bayley Place, among many others silently.

Those left to carry on her legacy include children Carrie (Robert) Gould and Brandon (Kelly) Janszen; grandchildren Aston, Emberlyn and Jenner Gould, Drew and Joshua Janszen. Other survivors include sister Charlene Penny (Kenny) Frank, brothers-in-law Robert (Connie) Janszen, and Alan Klein.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sister Carol Klein and brother-in-law Thomas Janszen.

Family and friends may call at St. Antoninus Church, 5425 Julmar Drive, Covedale on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment directly following at Old St. Joseph Cemetery. To maintain JoAnn’s spirit of giving and passion for children’s causes, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Springer School and Center, 2121 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208, Attn Kristin Eisman, or Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati, 341 Erkenbrecher Road, Cincinnati, OH 45229, or a charity of your choice.

The family asks that independent of vaccine status – to please wear face masks during services.


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