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Robert F. Janssen 1925-2015

Aug 11, 2015

Funeral service for Robert F. Janssen was held Monday, Aug. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mallard. The Rev. Neil Hayen officiated.

Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Robert F. Janssen, son of Bernard and Nellie (Garrelts) Janssen, was born April 16, 1925 in Great Oak Township, Iowa. He attended country school and Ayrshire Consolidated School. Following high school, Robert began farming.

On Dec. 5, 1948 he was united in marriage to Marie Martha Rebhuhn in Ayrshire. To this union four children were born.

Robert and Marie farmed in Great Oak Township for many years where they built their home on the farm. He was a “jack of all trades”, doing construction and mechanical work. There was never a job too large for Bob to undertake.

Robert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mallard. He was a past member of Lakeside Lutheran Board and Ayrshire Elevator Board.

Robert enjoyed going camping with Marie and spending time with their family. He loved antique tractors, overhauling and restoring them. He enjoyed his woodworking and construction projects.

Robert died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie on Sept. 20, 2003; brothers, Carl and Philip Janssen; sister, Bernadine Coleman; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Janssen; a granddaughter, Amy Janssen; and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Clarence Rebhuhn, Marge Sunberg, and Doreen and Royal Pitchers.

He is survived by his children, Nancy Janssen of Newton, Marvin (Jane) Janssen of Ruthven, Roger (fianc, Kim) Janssen of Red Oak, and Melinda Hartman of Newton; seven grandchildren, Angela (Dave) Halblom, Kristie (Jason) DePue, Abby (Brian) Quick, Samantha Hartman, Shya Hartman, Brooke Janssen and Tyler Rines; five great grandsons; a sister, Ruth (Ron) Davis of Heyburn, ID; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws, Betty Janssen, Cecilia Janssen, Lawrence Coleman, Donald and Jeanette Mummert, Kenneth and Lorna Rebhuhn, Kenneth Sunberg; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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