Date Deceased February 18, 2024
Hometown Fremont
Home State N.Y.
Service Date February 23, 2024
Service Time 12 Noon
Service Location Hillside Baptist Church, Hornell
Interment Location Bath National Cemetery

Jessie L. Haenisch

FREMONT – Jessie L. Haenisch of Evans Road went home peacefully to be with her Lord, early Sunday morning (Feb. 18, 2024) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Born in Jersey City, NJ she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie (Dalton) Collins. On April 2, 1949, she was married in Jersey City, NJ to James G. Haenisch, who predeceased her on Oct. 22, 2016, after 67 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by one son, Jeffrey Haenisch; two brothers, Roy and Ray Collins and one sister, Dorothy Gifford.

Jessie attended high school in Jersey City, NJ and has resided in the Town of Fremont for the past 60 years.

She dedicated her life to her family and enjoyed doing crafts, sewing, cooking, painting, canning, gardening and mowing her lawn.

Jessie was an active member of the Hillside Baptist Church in Hornell where she served on the Missionary Committee. She was also a member of TOPS for 40 years.

She is lovingly survived by two sons, Mark (Betty) Haenisch of Fremont and Timothy (Lalane) Haenisch of San Diego, CA; her daughter-in-law, Phyllis Haenisch of Bath, NY; eight grandchildren, Jaime (Shostel M.) Haenisch, Coby(Brittney) Haenisch, Tiffany (Luke) Reinbold, Lindsay (Irv) Turner, Melissa (Matt) Wilson, Jessica (Liam) Grzasko, Justin Haenisch and Breanna (Jordan) Haemor; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday (Feb. 23, 2024) at the Hillside Baptist Church, 805 County Route 66, Hornell where a funeral service will be held following calling hours at 12 noon with Pastor Craig Brittingham officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at Bath National Cemetery. After the cemetery services everyone is invited to attend a luncheon at Hillside Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Missionary Fund at Hillside Baptist Church, 805 County Route 66, Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Jessie’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Jessie are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.



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6 Responses

  1. Goodbye Aunt Jessie. I remember well the various times I and my family visited with you and Uncle Jim. Your home has always been a place of peace for me. I am certain that is because of your love for the Lord and for your family.

    I hope you are having a grand reunion and celebration with all of your family an that side on the veil. I look forward to seeing you again !


  2. As a city child , it was always a treat to visit our relatives the Haenisches’ welcoming home in the country. I recently paid a visit this past spring, rekindling memories of our summer childhood vacations and spending a few hours with our “Aunt Jessie”. Please accept my siblings and my own condolences of your loss. I will always remember her kindness and thoughtfulness at each visit.

  3. Dear Aunt Jess
    Though I haven’t seen you in a number of years, I thought of you often. Especially when I am looking at gifts you made for me and my siblings at Christmas time.
    You will be sorely missed. Please give my Mom a kiss when you see her in heaven.

  4. We will miss you Jessie , we enjoyed the many conversations over the years when we saw you. I still have the many things you would bring me lovingly hand sewn by you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  5. I met Jessie in the kitchen while preparing the community Sunday Meals.
    She was doing what she did best, offering to do whatever needed to be done along with a warm smile, kind words and a generous portion of the love of Christ! Whenever asked “How are you Jessie?”, she always responded with “I am blessed beyond measure!” I always felt better after talking with Jessie. I consider her a ‘Barnabas’ in my life because she could always encourage me with the Word of God and her life experience.
    I will always remember the day I felt ill and Jessie immediately came to lay her hand on my shoulder and pray over me! She was (and I know continues to be) a prayer warrior for me and my family. What a blessing that God placed her in my life path! I will miss her friendship and spirit filled wisdom.
    When I think of Jessie, I am reminded of Micah 6:8 ‘What the Lord requires of us is this: to do what is just, show constant love and live in humble fellowship with our God.’
    ‘But thanks be to God! God uses us (used Jessie) to make the knowledge about Christ spread everywhere like a sweet fragrance.’
    – 2 Corinthians 2:14

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