John Clyde Jansen, age 62 of Fordyce, Nebraska, died on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, Nebraska with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery in Menominee. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 4:00 pm at the church. Visitation will continue at 9:30 am on Monday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Ken Jansen, Delbert Jansen, Melvin Jansen, Craig Jansen, Jesse Jansen, Ron Joslin and Ken Keagan.
John was born on July 14, 1955 in Yankton, SD to Leonard Christopher and Mary Wilhelmina (Feilmeier) Jansen. He grew up in the Fordyce and Menominee area and graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1973. He worked for Dennis Schieffer Masonry after high school. John married Phyllis A. Wiepen on April 16, 1977 in St. Helena, NE. After their marriage John continued to farm in the Fordyce and Menominee area and while also continuing his brick laying profession at John Jansen Masonry.
John was a member of the St Boniface Catholic Church and served as a trustee on the parish council. He was a former member of the Board of Directors for the Fordyce Coop and also was a former member of the West Catholic School Board. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a strong supporter of Catholic education. John enjoyed hunting and fishing with his Jansen brothers, playing cards, Sunday drives, Allis Chalmers tractors, traveling with wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jansen of Fordyce, 3 children, Jackie and Ernest Lockett and their children, Easton and Emerson (arriving in 10 weeks) of Moore, OK, Justin and Stephanie Jansen and their children, Lexi, Paisley and Keaton of Elk Point, SD; Jill and Chris Senior of San Diego, CA; 9 siblings, Doris Hochstein of Bow Valley, NE; Ken Jansen of Omaha, NE; Delbert Jansen of Crofton, NE; Mavis and John Mines of Norfolk, NE; Melvin and Sharon Jansen of Menominee, NE; Bette and Clayton Heimes of St. Helena, NE; Leonarda and Joe Arens of Crofton, NE; Gail Milander of Hartington, NE; LuAnn and Mike Steffen of Laurel, NE; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Jansen of Crofton; parents-in-law, Alphonse and Gertrude Wiepen of Coleridge, NE and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Mary Jansen, 3 infant sisters, Arlene, Nadine and Rosemary Jansen, a brother, Vern Jansen and 3 brothers-in-law, Duane Wiepen, Gary Hochstein and Doug Milander.
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I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of John. He was a great person and I will remember him and his family in my prayers.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
I'm so sorry Phyllis and family, this was a shock to me, last I heard he was doing better. He is now flying high with all his angel loved ones while still making sure that you are going to be Okay. He is there with you right now and forever. I know two little boys who are going to miss him dearly. They always talked about John. Hadly loved helping John fix fence. He was an awesome person who everybody loved. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
My heart goes out to you all. May you experience the peace and comfort that only Jesus can give.
May John rest in the hands of our Lord Jesus. I haven't seen John for a few years. I have great memories John and Phyllis in the years of our 20's. Thanks John for the memories.
PHYLISS....so terribly sorry to hear about John. We will remember you all in our prayers.
Connie And Garry Moore
I am so surprised at John's passing. The last update was he was improving. I am so glad that I got to see John and you at Jim and Lynn's when I was home last summer. That will be how I will remember him. I will remember his joy in talking about the wedding and the laughter when the guys shared their stories. We can't do anything about the sorrow or loss as time goes by but remember what John brought to our life. Will keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts. Our deepest sympathy.
Doug and Jane Galloway
Phyllis and family so sorry to hear of John's passing He will be greatly missed. Prayers to you during this difficult time.
Daniel and Louise Mauch
So sorry for your loss..you have our deepest prayers and sympathies.
Angie Schmidt (Wiebelhaus)
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of John. May God bless you with the grace and strength to deal with the grief. Hang on to the great memories that you have.
Sending love and prayers of peace for your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time Phyllis.
Don & Darla Pinkelman
Sorry for your loss. He will be missed greatly. Prayers are with you and your family.
Duane and Linda Kleinschmit
There are people in this world that we meet only once or twice but remember forever. John was one of those. He repaired our brick trim. Twice. We barely got to talk to him the first time, but the second time... What a great conversation we had with John! We so liked him. Our hearts go out to you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Martin & VerLynn Kneifl
We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a good person and a great brick layer. We have a beautiful home because of his talent. He was a good friend to my brother Roger too. He gave Cindy a very neat replica of Al's cabin as a memorial gift after Roger's death. God is good and has his arms open for John.
Paul and Diane Wemhoff
Phyllis and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gary and Pat Suing
So shocked to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed, so loved his smile and conversation with him. Usually only saw him when he did stone work for us, but will miss him. We were planning on giving him a call this spring again.
Woody and Joyce
This video is a wonderful tribute to the wonderful man John was. He loved his family and friends with a great pride and sincerity through all is orneriness and fun. Greatly missed he will be but so thankful God put him on this earth to make such a positive difference in the lives of all who knew and loved him.
Jolene and Jeff Steffen
Our deepest sympathies to Phyllis, their children,grandchildren & extended family, for the loss of John. What a beautiful video! Just enjoyed watching it today. Sorry, we missed his prayer service & funeral. Lee & I have been dealing with colds & cough. May God help ea. of you get thru your loss.
Lee & Alice Johnson
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