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JANSSEN, Helen 1883-1979


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/18/2016 at 17:58:49

Helen Janssen, Lifelong Area Resident, Dies

Mrs. Helen Janssen passed away Sunday evening, March 18, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to complications following hip surgery. She had been taken to the hospital on March 10th following a fall at the Presbyterian Home in Ackley, where she had made her home for many years. Mrs. Janssen reached the age of 95 years, 9 months and 3 days.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 21, 1979 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Leslie Kuiper was officiating clergyman. Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist. Pall bearers were Gene Blythe, Alvin Blythe, Ernest Blythe, Wayne Blythe, Lowell Redding and Phillip Block. Interment was held at the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Janssen was born on a farm in Shiloh Township, west of Wellsburg, on June 15, 1883, the daughter of Peter and Eda (Wienenga) Eekhoff. She received her education in the Wellsburg Public School. On October 5, 1904, she was united in marriage to Anko J. Janssen. Following their marriage they farmed in the Kanawha area. Later they moved to Marshalltown to make their home. Mr. Janssen passed away in 1963. In 1964 she entered the Presbyterian Home in Ackley where she has since made her home.

She was baptized in the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg on July 8, 1883, and was a long time member of the Congregational Church in Marshalltown.

Preceding her in death were: her parents, her husband, two daughters, Eda in infancy and (AnnaBelle), Mrs. A. J. Redding, who passed away in January 1971; two brothers in infancy, one sister in infancy, four sisters and three brothers, (Jennie), Mrs. Claus Ruter; Boyd Eekhoff; (Gertie), Mrs. Ben Ruter; (Pearl), Mrs. John Eekhoff; (Martha), Mrs. John M. Bakker; Henry P. Eekhoff and Peter P. Eekhoff.

Survivors include: one grandson, Dr. Arthur W. Redding of Grundy Center; four great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Ruter of Wellsburg; Mrs. Grace Deters of Arlington, Texas and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 March 1978, pg 15


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