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Janssen, Frances L. (1/25/1926 - 11/27/2008)

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Fran JanssenFrances L. Janssen, 82 of South Bend, formerly of Remington (IN), died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette (IN).

Born Jan. 25, 1926 in Remington to the late Fred B. and Anna Petersen Janssen, she was a 1943 graduate of Gilboa High School.  Miss Janssen played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1948 to 1952.  She also was a center for the South Bend Rockettes basketball team from 1954 to 1960.  She received an associate degree in business from South Bend IUPUI and attended International Business College of Fort Wayne.

She was an insurance representative for Laven Insurance Co. in South Bend (IN) for many years and was a member of Northern Indiana History Center in South Bend.

Survivors include four sisters, and she was preceded in death by a brother.

Funeral services were held December 2, 2008 at 2 p.m., with a visitation from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Stitz Funeral Home, Remington.  Anna Ubbinga Boettcher officiated.  Internment was at Mount Gilboa Cemetery.

Contributed by: Wilma Llewelyn
Submitted on: 01/30/2018
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