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Alaina E. Janssen

Obituary for Alaina E. Janssen

January 21, 2006 - December 29, 2017
Mayville, Wisconsin | Age 11


Alaina E. Janssen, 11 years old, of Mayville, passed away peacefully with family at her side on December 29, 2017 at her home after a courageous 3 1/2 year battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the church and also on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 12 noon at the church. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Mayville.

Alaina was born the daughter of Rod W. and Jessica L. (Ernst) Janssen on January 21, 2006 in West Bend.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Alaina had a big heart always concerned about others around her. She lived every second of life with joy and excitement. She found something to look forward to each day. She loved spending time with her family, cousins, and friends. She loved animals especially her dog Pluto. She was very artistic and loved to make things for others whether it something she sewed, drew, painted, or crafted. She acquired a passion for sewing from her grandma and learned to make doll clothes, quilts, curtains and Christmas gifts for everyone in her family. Her many interests included dancing ballet, swimming, the outdoors, flowers and gardening. and she was a big Harry Potter fan. She had a huge collection of stuffed animals. Her motto, "Always have a stuffy and you'll feel better." And she did. Her bright blue eyes sparkled and she always had a smile. She loved family more than anything else in the world. She wished everyone could have the love she was surrounded by every day. "The only reason I'm doing so good is because I have all of you around me loving me all the time. I couldn't do this alone."

Alaina is survived by her parents- Rod and Jessica Janssen of Mayville. Her siblings- Emily, Erik, Ethan, and Adam also of Mayville. Her grandparents- John A. (Grace) Janssen of Plymouth and Gary (Darlene) Ernst of Harrah, OK., her uncles and aunts- John M. Janssen of Crivitz, Kris Janssen of Plymouth, Tony Mischo of Plymouth, Jayson (Vicki) Ernst of Mustang, OK., Jarrett (Maria Schmitt) Ernst of Wauwatosa, and Josh (Tabitha) Ernst of Harrah, OK. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her cousin Scott Willis.

Alaina touched the lives of so many people. The family wishes to thank God for the precious gift of Alaina and thank you to everyone including family, friends, clergy, doctors and nurses, and everyone who through their unending prayers, thoughts, and love have participated in her life journey.

Memorials in memory of Alaina may be directed to The MACC Fund, The Ronald McDonald House in Wauwatosa, or The Make A Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.

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