JANSSEN, Anko J. 1883-1963
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Date: 12/23/2016 at 12:59:29
A. J. Janssen Dies Wednesday At Marshalltown
A. J. Janssen, a former resident of Grundy county and at one time engaged in business in Grundy Center, died last Wednesday at 2:30 a.m. in the Evangelical hospital at Marshalltown. He had been in declining health the past eight months, due to cancer. He was 80 years old.
Funeral services were Friday afternoon at the Pursel-Davis Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Burial was in the cemetery at the First Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg. He was in the hospital since July 17th.
Rev. John Alexander conducted the funeral service.
Mr. Janssen was born June 19, 1883, at Freeport, Ill. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Janssen. The family later moved to Wellsburg and A. J. was married there to Helen Eekhoff, Oct. 4th, 1904. The couple moved to Wright county, where they farmed a few years, after which they moved to Grundy Center where Mr. Janssen was associated a number of years with the Roskamp Manufacturing Company. The past 30 years they resided in Marshalltown, where he was engaged in the feed business up to three years ago when he retired.
Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Redding of Grundy Center; two foster children, George Blythe of Wellsburg and Harry Ford of Des Moines; one grandchild and four great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers and two sisters, Claus of Steamboat Rock, William of Wellsburg, Ben and Mrs. Frank Schwirtz of Bellevue, and Mrs. Elizabeth Riant of Waterloo. His parents, one daughter, a sister and one brother preceded him in death.
Casketbearers from Marshalltown were Jesse Blackwell, Verne McGrew, Morris Everist, Homer Steward, Harlan Thompson and Ralph Hoffman; from Wellsburg: Wayne Janssen, Alfred Janssen, Claus Janssen, Gene Blythe, Alvin Blythe and Ernest Blythe.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 August 1963, pg 8
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