Mary Jansen


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Gertrude Jansen, 85, a resident of Bettendorf, will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf.

Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. The family invites you to pray the rosary with them at 6:30 p.m. There will be additional visitation Friday at the church from 11-11:30 a.m. Mary passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at her home, surrounded by her loving and caring family during her last six days.

Mary Gertrude Curta was born on March 12, 1925 in Bettendorf, Iowa, a daughter of Samuel and Anna (Dublinski) Curta. She was a 1943 graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy. Mary was united in marriage to Basil J. Jansen on Nov. 24, 1949 in Davenport. Basil preceded her in death on March 5, 1985.

Mary had worked at Mercy/Genesis West for over 20 years as a unit secretary on the Rehab Floor. She retired from there in 2004. She was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where she had been a member her entire life. She was part of the Marian Circle, Daughters of Isabella and the Christian Service. Mary was also on the Executive Board of the Meals on Wheels and was a volunteer with that program. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, embroidery and the time she spent with her grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to the family.

Mary is survived by her children, Tim (Kris) Jansen, Dubuque; Elizabeth Jansen, Bettendorf, Patti (Dan) Wendt, East Moline, and Richard (Lori) Jansen, East Moline; grandchildren, Kasey Jansen, Dubuque, Matthew Wendt, Nicholas Jansen, Abigail Jansen, and Noah Jansen, all of East Moline; a sister, Rose Means, Loveland, CO, a brother, Joe (Pat) Curta, Bettendorf..

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother, George, and an infant brother, James Edward Curta. May they rest in peace.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Hospice Compassus who provided impeccable care to Mary and comfort to the family especially Chaplain Steve Hayes. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mary’s obituary at

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