Gordon L. Janssen, age 85 of Coleridge Nebraska died on Friday, July 01, 2016 at the Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, NE.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Burial will be at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge with military rites by the Coleridge American Legion Post #114. Visitation will be on Tuesday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Patrick Janssen, Tony Janssen, Adam Elsasser, Nick Frerichs, Derick Dorcey, and Jim Bohachek.
Gordon Lee Janssen was born on November 22, 1930 in Coleridge, Nebraska to Carl and Frieda (Bartling) Janssen. He grew up in Coleridge and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1948. Gordon served from February 4, 1952 until 1954 in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and served in Japan. He married Wanita Krei on November 6, 1952 in Coleridge. Gordon farmed until 1980 and then went to work for the Coleridge Elevator where he was a sprayer and float operator until he retired.
Gordon was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Coleridge American Legion Post 114. He loved woodworking and many people benefited from his crafts and enjoyed his handiworks.
Gordon is survived by his four children and their spouses Beverly and Robert Winkler of LaVista, NE, Rick and Janel Janssen of Auburn, NE, Russ and Laura Janssen of Bellevue, NE, and Arlys Janssen of Bellevue, NE.; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and special friends Chad and Janel Frerichs of Coleridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Wanita on December 13, 2011 at the age of 77 years; brother Warren Janssen; sister Mildred Schrieber.
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Our sympathy and prayers to each of his children and their families. Keep all those great memories alive and retell the good times often.
Paul and Diane Wemhoff
My thoughts and prayers are with the Janssen family. I have many fond memories of times spent with Gordan and his family.
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