Norene Mary Janssen

December 3, 1927 – December 12, 2023

Norene Mary Janssen of Sebastopol, California passed away peacefully on December 12, 2023. Born on December 3, 1927 in Santa Rosa, California. She was the daughter of Stefano and Vittoria Graziano. She was a loving spouse to Heintz and a devoted parent to George Janssen and Marian Prall, grandparent to Tory Carley and Nathaniel Criss, great-grandparent to Kyle, Katherine and Kassy Dover. Outside of work, Norene enjoyed various hobbies and interests. Most notably she was an avid wood carver and artist who has left her family members with many cherished carvings and paintings which will forever serve as a warm remembrance of her creativity. Additional interests include baking where family would often be treated to her many culinary creations like fresh cinnamon bread on a Sunday morning.  Gardening could also be added to that list of interests evidenced by her vibrant flower and vegetable garden. Norene was also a prolific tree planter. Many redwood and pine trees populate the property where she resided for the last 73 years. Norene Mary Janssen is survived by George Janssen – son, Marian Prall – daughter, grandchildren Tory Carley and Nathaniel Criss, great grandchildren Kyle, Katherine and Kassy Dover. Norene will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service to celebrate Norene Janssen’s life will be held on Friday, December 29, 2023. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canine Companions in Norene Janssen’s memory.