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St George Catholic Church
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St George Catholic Church
Thursday December 23rd, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Marilyn A. Jahnsen

Marilyn A. Jahnsen, age 81 of Mt. Sterling, passed away Monday, December 20, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Marilyn was born June 4, 1940, in St. Louis, a daughter to the late Joseph and Beatrice (Huth) Steinkamp.

She was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier High School in St. Louis.

On May 9, 1959, she was united in marriage to Martin Raymond Jahnsen at Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on November 2, 2019.

She was employed as an office assistant at Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills in St. Louis and was a tax preparer for H&R Block for over 20 years.

Marilyn was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, St. Ann’s Sodality, and Daughters of Isabella. She was a supporter of Vitae Foundation.

She was a community volunteer serving our schools, church, Vitae Foundation, and helping anyone in need. Her church and family were very important to her and she was very supportive of any endeavors by her family.

Marilyn enjoyed being on the go either traveling or watching grandchildren’s events. She loved cooking and baking for her family especially “grandma’s famous pancakes”. Marilyn enjoyed reading and was very competitive when playing games.

Marilyn is survived by: two sons, Keith Jahnsen and his wife Rosaire of Bland and Gary Jahnsen and his wife Rheannon of Linn; two daughters, Christine Carr and her husband Tim of Mt. Sterling and Mandy Sharp and her husband Steve of St. Louis; three brothers, Joe Steinkamp and his wife Jeanne, Greg Steinkamp and his wife Robin, and Rick Steinkamp and his wife Gina, all of St. Louis; five sisters, Kathleen DePetrillo and her husband Al of the State of Florida, Annette Baumker of the State of California, Marcia Albrecht and her husband Jerry of St. Louis, Jeanne Short and her husband Chuck of St. Louis, and Elise Brannan and her husband Dave of High Ridge; 26 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Steinkamp, a granddaughter, Tayla Rae and a great granddaughter, Maurietta Beil.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at St. George Catholic Church with Fr. Colin Franklin as the Celebrant. Interment will be at Giedinghagen Cemetery near Mt. Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Vitae Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

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I recall my cousin as being very happy. There was always a smile on her face. She was always glad to see you. She was just a very joyful person. I'm sure others saw her the same way.

Paul Wiegers Dec 23 2021 12:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Jahnsen

Alice Jacquin Dec 23 2021 11:05 AM

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
Our prayers for her family.

Don & Karen Mathis Dec 23 2021 8:39 AM

My sympathy to the family, I will miss seeing her in the front pews at church. She was a great reader too!

Elaine Hunt Dec 22 2021 10:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Jahnsen

Jessica Blaise Dec 22 2021 9:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Jahnsen

Greg and Didjha Blaise Dec 22 2021 6:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Jahnsen

Carline Casimir Dec 22 2021 1:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Jahnsen

Melissa Noce Dec 21 2021 9:45 PM

I thoughts and prayers are with you and your family sorry for loss.

David and Mauri Fronczak Dec 21 2021 8:34 PM

We knew Marilyn for only a short time but were impressed with her congeniality, warmth, and humor. We will miss you.

Val and Rob Pierson Dec 21 2021 2:26 PM