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JANSSEN, Claus B. 1895-1977


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/18/2016 at 15:24:26

C. B. Janssen, 81, Dies At W'loo Hospital

Funeral services for Claus B. Janssen were held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 11 at the First Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Leslie Kuiper was officiating clergyman.

A men's quartet, Claus G. Primus, Willis Bakker, Alfred Eiten and Harvey Eiten sang two selections accompanied by Mrs. Claus G. Primus.

A hymn was sung by the congregation. Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist. Mrs. Harold Eiten and Mrs. Irvin Schallau were flower attendants.

Pallbearers were John Noteboom, Lee Janssen, Marvin Luiken, Claus A. Janssen, John Schwirtz and George Janssen. Interment was made in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery.

Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Janssen passed away early Wednesday morning, February 9, 1977, at the Schoitz Memorial Hospital in Waterloo reaching the age of 81 years, 7 months and 28 days. He had been taken to the hospital in Waterloo on January 22nd for treatment.

Claus was born on a farm in Shiloh township, southwest of Wellsburg on June 11, 1895, the son of John Bode and Anna (Primus) Janssen. He attended the rural school in the area and also attended the Grundy College at Grundy Center.

On October 6, 1920, he was united in marriage to Ida Fisher. This union was blessed with one daughter and one son.

Following their marriage they lived on several farms in Hardin county and then in 1945 retired and moved to Steamboat Rock to make their home. Mrs. Janssen passed away on January 14, 1967.

Mr. Janssen was a long time member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg, having made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ on March 12, 1919, and served on the church consistory for many years. He was active in community affairs and was a board member of the Second National Bank of Eldora.

Those who preceded him in death were: his parents, his wife, his son Alfred, who passed away January 17, 1974; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Schwirtz; Miss Henrietta Janssen; three brothers, Anko, Henry and Will Janssen.

Survivors include: his daughter Mrs. William (Anna Mae) Noteboom of Grand Rapids, Mich., 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Riant of Aurora, Ill., one brother, Ben Janssen of Bellevue and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 February 1977, sec 2, pg 1


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