Tama County

Pfc. Clarence L. Janssen




C. L. Janssen’s Rites at Traer
To Be Thursday

Traer, Ia. – Military funeral services for Pfc. Clarence L. Janssen will be held at the States funeral home in Traer at 1:30 p. m. Thursday, with burial in Buckingham cemetery.

Members of Kubik-Finch post, American Legion, Traer, will have charge of services at the grave. The body will arrive in Traer Wednesday, with a military escort.

Private Janssen was 25 years old when he was mortally wounded in action with an infantry division of the First army. The division had crossed the Rhine river and was pressing toward Berlin. He died of wounds received in action on April 9, 1945.

He was born on a farm south of Traer Oct. 27, 1920, son of Mr. and Mrs. Folkert Janssen, both deceased. Before entering service, he worked on various farms in this vicinity and made his home with a brother.

He entered the army in July, 1944, received his training at Camp McClellan, Ala., left for overseas in early January, 1945, and was soon in action against the Germans.

He was the youngest of 12 children, two brothers and a sister preceding him in death.

Surviving are seven brothers, Herman, Hartwig, Arthur, Hugo and Alvin, all of Traer vicinity; Ralph, Tama; and Otto, Earlville; and one sister, Mrs. Joe Lefevre, Traer.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, January 25, 1949, Page 7

Janssen, Clarence LeRoy

Traer, IA

Born: Oct 27, 1920

Parents: Folkert and Johanne Janssen

Entered Army: Jul 17, 1944

Training in US: Fort McClellan, AL

Left for Overseas: Jan 7, 1945; arrived France. Assigned to 23rd Inf. Div. of 1st Army, Co. C

Sent to Frant: Jan 20, 1945

Died of Wounds: Apr 9, 1945 in a hospital

Body laid to rest in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer.

Source: Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.