Connie L. Jahnssen age 78 of Greenville passed away at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020 surrounded by her family at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Greenville First Christian Church with Tyson Graber and Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Church. For those who desire memorials in Connie’s memory may be made to the First Christian Church or to Bond County Hospice at the Church or at The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.
Connie Louise Wise, the daughter of Harold David Wise and Irma May Roe Wise, was born on December 2, 1941 near Donnellson in Montgomery County. Connie grew up in Fillmore where she attended the Fillmore schools and graduated from Nokomis High School. Connie worked for Greenville College from 1968 until 1995 for 27 years becoming supervisor of Food Service. Connie then worked at Bond County Senior Citizen’s center for 4 years, and for the Greenville Elementary School retiring in 2000. Connie enjoyed crocheting and reading in retirement.
Connie and Fritz Jahnssen were united in marriage on October 22, 1976 at the First Christian Church by Darrel Bolen and enjoyed over 37 years together before his death on August 20, 2013. Connie is survived by her three children: Phyllis L. (Robert) Atchison of Pocahontas, Monica L. (Clint) Barnhart of Mulberry Grove, and William D. (Carla) Paradee of Greenville, 8 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Connie is also survived by six siblings: Donna (John) Terpinitz of Carbondale, Norma (Guy) Whitlow of Nokomis, Dixie (Mitch) Garrett of Hillsboro, Kristy (Alan) Sanders of Nokomis, Grant (Denise) Wise of Irving, and Mitchell (Lynn) Wise of Nokomis.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fritz, and two brothers: Wayne Wise and Roger Wise.
Connie is a member of the Greenville First Christian Church.
Condolences may be sent to donnellwiegand.com