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JANSSEN, Ada 1894-1979


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/18/2016 at 19:34:04

Ada Janssen, Lifelong Area Resident, Dead

Mrs. Ada Janssen passed away Saturday afternoon, October 13, 1979, at the Presbyterian Home in Ackley due to complications of a stroke. She had been a resident of the home since June 19, 1979. She reached the age of 85 years, 7 months and 22 days.

She was born on a farm southwest of Wellsburg, on February 21, 1894, the second daughter of Claus and Jennie (Eekhoff) Ruter and attended the Pine Creek School. On February 11, 1914, she was united in marriage to Will J. Janssen. This union was blessed with two sons and two daughters. Following their marriage, they lived in Eldora for one year. They lived on several farms in Shiloh township southwest of Wellsburg. In 1949 they retired from the farm and moved to Wellsburg to make their home.

They were privileged to celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary in February of 1964 with their family and friends.

Mrs. Janssen was a long-time member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg having made confession of her faith in Jesus Christ on September 26, 1913. She was a member of the Ladies Guild and the Timothy Sisters for many years.

Preceding her in death were: her parents in 1934; her husband on April 24, 1968; an infant daughter in 1929; 1 grandson, Wendell Williams in infancy in 1941; 1 grandson, Elmer Williams in 1961; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Eilers in 1950 and Mrs. Gertrude Primus in 1975.

Survivors include: 1 daughter and 2 sons, John B. Janssen of Wellsburg; Mrs. Janet Williams of Wellsburg; Claus A. Janssen of Wellsburg; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Flora Janssen of Wellsburg and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, October 16, 1979, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Leslie Kuiper was officiating clergyman. Two selections were sung by The Messengers, Richard Schafer, Lary Riebkes, Arnold Eiten, and Melvin Haupt accompanied by Mrs. LuRay Meyer. Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Donald Purvis, Mrs. Naomi Peters, and Miss Genevieve Paterni. Pallbearers were Marlyn E. Peters, William J. Janssen, John C. Jones, Robert J. Janssen, William Anderson, Donald W. Janssen, and Charles A. Janssen. Interment was held in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery. Arrangements were taken care of by the Doyen Funeral Home.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 October 1979, pg 15


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