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JANSSEN, Kenneth 1934-2014


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/23/2014 at 21:49:06

Kenneth LaVerne Janssen, 79, of Wellsburg, died on February 19, 2014 at Eldora Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday February 22, 2014 at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley with burial in West Friesland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley.

Kenneth LaVerne Janssen was born on July 22, 1934 to H.V. and Henrietta (Kolthoff) Janssen in Butler County. Kenneth attended school in Pleasant Valley # 9 in Wellsburg. He helped on the family farm and then worked for his brother Virgil. After that he worked at John Deere and started farming on his own. On May 11, 1957, Kenneth married Carole L. Norris at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union, four children were born; Karen, Kela, Kevin and Kelli. They later divorced. Then on April 16, 1993, Kenneth was united in marriage to Isle Kay Saathoff in Princeton, MO.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Isle Kay; his children Karen (Mark) Erickson, Kela (Rick) Stegen, Kevin Janssen and Kelli (Jeff) Nehring; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; his three brothers Delmer, Marvin and Vernon; his two sisters Agnes Ward and Carol Glenn and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Carole, his brother Virgil and sister-in-law Dorthy.

Memorials may be directed to his wife.

--Sietsema Funeral Home (www.surls.com)


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