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JANSSEN, Florence 1890-1981


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/16/2016 at 21:51:00

Mrs. Janssen, Longtime Area Resident, Dead

Mrs. Florence Janssen passed away around 6:30 a.m. Monday, May 18, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center due to complications of advanced age. She reached the age of 90 years, 9 months and 8 days.

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Janssen were held on Wednesday, May 20, 1981 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Leslie Kuiper was the officiating pastor. Alfred Eiten sang two selections. Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist.

Flower attendants were Mrs. Dena Heikens and Mrs. Dena Harms. Pall bearers were Richard Schafer, Rollin Primus, C. A. Janssen, John B. Janssen, Marlyn Eilers and Wayne Eilers. Interment was held in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on a farm in Shiloh Township, southwest of Wellsburg, on August 10, 1890, the daughter of Claus and Jennie (Eekhoff) Ruter and attended the rural school in the area. On December 29, 1910, she was united in marriage to Andrew Janssen at the First Christian Reformed Church parsonage by the Rev. G. I. Hoefker. Following their marriage they lived on a farm southwest of Wellsburg. This union was blessed with one daughter, Grace Jeanette, who was born on January 1, 1920. In 1947 the family moved to Wellsburg to make their home. She entered the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center on July 14, 1980 to make her home.

Mrs. Janssen was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg having made Profession of Faith on December 26, 1913. She was a member of the Ladies Guild for many years.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband on May 5, 1961; three sisters, (Pearl), Mrs. Joe Eilers in 1950, (Gertrude), Mrs. Henry Primus in 1975 and (Ada), Mrs. Will Janssen in 1979.

She is survived by her daughter, Grace Janssen of Wellsburg and a number of nieces and nephews.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 May 1981


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