JANSSEN, Andrew 1886-1961
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/23/2016 at 11:47:43
Funeral Services For Andrew Janssen To be Thursday p.m.
Funeral services for Andrew Janssen, who died at his home here Monday, will be held Thursday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at the home and later at the First Christian Reformed Church with the Rev. Bernard Visscher officiating. Interment will be in the First Christian Reformed cemetery.
Richard Shaeffer, Willis Bakker, Alfred Eiten and Harvey Eiten sang. Mrs. Henry VandeVoort, Jr., was organist, and Mrs. Jake Hippen and Mrs. Anna Penning were flower attendants.
Wayne Eilers, Marlyn Eilers, John Janssen, Claus A. Janssen, Claus G. Primus and Thomas Saeffer acted as pallbearers.
Andrew Janssen, son of John and Grace Janssen, was born in Kampen, Germany, August 21, 1886, and came to the United States with his parents in 1890. They settled in the Wellsburg area, and in 1898 moved to Wright county. In 1905 Andrew returned to this community and worked for farmers. On December 29, 1910 he and Flora Ruter were married. They moved in 1911 to their farm southwest of Wellsburg, where they lived until March 5, 1947, when they moved to their present home in town.
Last December the Janssens observed their Golden Wedding anniversary.
Mr. Janssen had been in failing health for several years, which was aggravated by a heart attack he suffered in 1955. He had been confined to his home for the past year.
Surviving are his widow; his daughter Grace, at home; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Koert Janssen, nephews and nieces.
His parents, two brothers, Ausbrand and Koert, and one infant sister preceded him in death.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 11 May 1961, pg 1
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