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Joanne Marie "Jen" Hermsen

June 15, 1925 — March 25, 2021

Joanne M. "Jen" Hermsen, age 95, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. She was born June 15, 1925 in Cadott, Wisconsin, the daughter of Paul and Susan (Gillitzer) O'Shaughnessy. Jen graduated from Seneca High School in 1943. She was employed as an LPN for the Prairie du Chien General Hospital. On June 20, 1950, Jen was united in marriage to Ambrose Hermsen at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Seneca, Wisconsin. She was a homemaker and mother. Jen was later employed at St. Mary's Catholic School and the Bloomington Grade School. She was a devoted member to St. Mary's Catholic Church and its altar society. Jen enjoyed many activities at the church, praying the rosary, and golf.
Surviving are her children: Robert (Paula), Greg (Katharine) Hermsen, and Cindy (Todd) Pieper; five grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Ambrose, Jen was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary; her sisters: Margaret (Omer) Koopman, Agnes "Eileen" (Hank) Slade, Kay (Cletus) Breuer, Ann O'Shaughnessy, and Betty Sue (Bernard) Boylen; a brother, Peter O'Shaughnessy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington. Family and friends may call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church, where a 9:15 a.m. parish rosary will be prayed. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Bloomington is assisting the family.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

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