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John Duane Janssen
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1937
De Smet
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 2008
De Smet
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA

John Duane Janssen, 71, De Smet, died suddenly, Monday, December 15, 2008. Services have been set for 10:30am, Friday, December, 19, 2008 at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in De Smet with Father Shane Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the De Smet Cemetery. Visitation hours will be 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, December, 18, at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet, with a Prayer Service beginning at 7:00pm.

John Duane Janssen was born June 18, 1937 to parents Herbert and Grace (Williams) Janssen on a farm in rural De Smet. He attended De Smet Public Schools and graduated from De Smet High School in 1955. John met Erma Morgan of Mitchell, SD and they were married February 24, 1959. From that marriage seven children were born. John and Erma called De Smet their home and John worked for Anderson Chevrolet for 22 years, followed by employment at Lyle Signs in De Smet for another 16 years. John retired in 2002 but continued working on the family farm where he had grown up as a child.

John dearly loved his family and spending time with them, especially on the snowmobile trips to the Black Hills which occurred every year for 40 years. He also enjoyed hunting, camping, and traveling.

John is survived by his wife Erma, De Smet, SD; one sister, Anna Mae (Don) Seefeldt, Rapid City, SD; daughter Pam (Kevin) Spader, De Smet, SD, son Dennis Janssen, De Smet, SD, son Doug (Julie) Janssen, De Smet, SD, daughter Peg (Mark) Moffitt, Sioux Falls, SD, daughter, Deb (Jason) Larson, Grand Forks, ND, daughter Bobbi (Wayne) Ellingson, Brandon, SD, daughter Brittani (Mark) Wilkinson, De Smet, SD. He was also survived by 23 grandchildren, who loved and will dearly miss their "Big John".

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Family links: 
  Herbert Janssen (1899 - 1995)
  Grace Janssen (1911 - 2002)
  Erma Leone Morgan Janssen (1939 - 2010)
  William Herbert Janssen (1933 - 1996)*
  John Duane Janssen (1937 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Jan 30, 2013
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John Duane Janssen
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