Vern Jansen
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Vernon Jerome Jansen, age 57 of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at his cabin along the Missouri River east of South Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, Nebraska with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery in Menominee. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Ken Jansen, Delbert Jansen, Melvin Jansen, John Jansen, Willard Schmidt, Leroy Clair, Paul Stevens, Marlen Schieffer and Josh Harford.

Vern was born on November 17, 1957 in Yankton to Leonard Christopher and Mary Wilhelmina (Feilmeier) Jansen. He grew up in the Menominee area and graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1976. Vern married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Potts, on May 19, 1979 in Constance, Nebraska. He farmed in the Crofton area raising hogs and cattle. He began working as a carpenter for Denny Schieffer and then Clarence Arens until he began Vern Jansen Construction in 1993.

Vern was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton and was a former EMT for the Crofton Rescue and Ambulance. He enjoyed laughing and playing cards with his family and friends, riding his Harley, watching westerns and Husker football. He liked to hunt with his sons, brothers and nephews. He loved attending his sons sporting events and being with his family and grandchildren.

Vern is survived by his wife, Charlotte Jansen of Crofton, 3 sons, Shane Jansen and his wife Lisa and their daughter, Braylea, of Bellevue, NE; Jesse Jansen and his wife Cindy and their children, Taylor and Kaydence of Crofton; Nick Jansen and his fiance, Grace Haberman of Tulsa, Ok; 10 brothers and sisters, Doris Hochstein of Bow Valley, NE; Ken Jansen of Omaha, NE; Delbert and Cathy Jansen of Maryville, MO; Mavis and John Mines of Norfolk, NE; Melvin and Sharon Jansen of Menominee, NE; Bette and Clayton Heimes of St. Helena, NE; John and Phyllis Jansen Fordyce, NE; Leonarda and Joe Arens of Crofton, NE; Gail and Doug Milander of Hartington, NE; LuAnn and Mike Steffen of Laurel, NE and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 infant sisters, Arlene, Nadine and Rosemary, a sister-in-law, Donna Wiebelhaus, 2 brothers-in-law, Don Potts and Gary Hochstein.

Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.

Dear Charlotte & family,

I would to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Vernon.

I would like to be present at the visitation and funeral, but I have a funeral and visitation in Crofton at the same times. My prayers and support are with all of you.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz

There will be no words that I can say that will give you the comfort that you need or relieve the pain that you are experiencing now or in the days to come. I can pray for you and your family, Vern's brothers and sister's and keep you and his family in my thoughts as I go through my day and think of the times that we shared at Leonard's. Jesus and Mary will bring you the comfort you need as you journey forward. God Bless your family and keep you close to his loving heart.

Sincerely Doug and Jane Jansen Galloway, Knoxville, Tn


Words cannot begin to express the sorrow that we feel over your loss. Even though we have not known each other for that long, you certainly made us feel as if we have known you for years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Feel the warmth of our Lords loving arms wrapped around you.

Gary and Karen Dreckman

Charlotte & all of your family. My deepest sympathy on your loss, I am hoping to be at the funeral. Vern and I had a lot of good times together with you and your family also, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Doug Bloomquist



We are so sorry to hear of Vern's passing. Please know we have you all in the center of our prayers and asking our precious Lord and His Blessed Mother to give you hugs and assurances that they are walking with you these days. We know you are a family of great faith, hope and charity....and we know these supernatural virtues will carry you forward. We love you and are remembering the fun times of years ago! May Vern rest in peace.

Kent and Michelle (Mueller) Burr

Charlotte Sorry to hear of Verne's passing. Our deepest sympathy.

Linda & Charlotte Kollars

To the entire Jansen crew, I am deeply saddened for your loss, Vern had the greatest smile and laugh. He will surely be missed by all. Allot of time has gone by since we raised hell but it still makes me smile. Godspeed Vern

Kevin Schieffer

Cork and Family. Our sincere sympathy and God's blessings to you at this difficult time.

Jim and Sue Rohrer

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to all of Vern's Family. My heart was sad to hear of his passing. Hold on to all the memories you all shared with Vern. May your Faith get you thru the difficult times that you are all holding in your hearts today and the times to come. My prayers to all and may Vern rest in peace.

Cathy Jansen and Family

To all the Jansen family: So very sorry to hear about Vern's passing, My sincere sympathy to everyone of you, and many prayers being sent to all of you in your loss of Vern. May God bless all of you at this time and always.

Russ Korth

Sorry for the families loss, have always got along with Vern and will miss him. Just seen him last Friday in Bellevue and was glad to get one last chance to talk to.

Dusty Westra

Jessie and family we are so sorry to hear of your dad's death He will be so missed you and your family are in our prayers May God bless and keep you in his loving arms

Ken and Phyllis Meier

So sorry to hear of your loss. Vern was a grade school and high school classmate. He will be missed. I hope he has found peace.

Carol Thoene-Ryan

Cork, boys and Jansen family,

We were so saddened to hear of Vern's passing. We saw so many of you at Mom's funeral only 2 weeks ago. You are such a close family and I know this must be so unbearably tragic for every one of you. May God bless each of you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Ed and Mary(Steffen) Sanders

Dear Charlotte and family,

We are shocked and saddenend to hear of Vern's passing. It's hard to know what words to say to ease your grief, other than to say that in the short time we knew him, he was such a good man and his positive spirit was a blessing to all. May you feel God's love and care at this difficult time.

Linda Broz and Dean Neil

To my Jansen family cousins

It saddens us deeply to hear of the tragic passing of Vern. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your memorial video was beautiful. We know you will keep all those great memories alive in your hearts forever. May God be with you and comfort you in the days ahead.

Joni Feilmeier Pier and Steve Pier

Charlotte, my deepest sympathies...and many prayers.

Kathleen DeBlauw Roseboom

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