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Erma Leone Morgan Janssen
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1939
Davison County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 2010
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA

Funeral services for Erma Leone Janssen, 71 of DeSmet will be held at 10:30 am Monday, January 3, 2011 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in DeSmet with Father Shane Stevens officiating. Visitation will also be held at St. Thomas Aquinas on Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 5-7 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Burial will be in the DeSmet Cemetery.

Erma passed away in Spearfish, SD on December 28, 2010 while attending the family's annual snowmobile trip in the Black Hills. Affectionately known by all of her family as "Gummy" she was taking part in a family tradition that has spanned 4 decades, one that she and her late husband John started.

Erma Leone Morgan was born on January 21, 1939 to William and Madeline (Van Hecke) Morgan at Mitchell, SD. She attended Letcher High School, graduating in 1957. She married John Janssen on February 24, 1959 and moved with him to DeSmet. Erma co-owned and managed the Loftus Store in DeSmet with her daughter Pam. She truly loved and enjoyed working at the store.

"Gummy" enjoyed being with her family while vacationing, hosting holiday celebrations, going on shopping trips to malls and watching her children and grandchildren play basketball, football, volleyball, run track, wrestling, cheerlead, sing, play piano and twirl baton. "Gummy" loved taking care of her grandchildren. Her favorite quote was "The best times are together times" She was loved dearly and will be missed by all.

Survivors included two sons: Dennis Janssen, Doug (Julianna) Janssen both of DeSmet, SD: 5 daughters, Pam (Kevin) Spader of DeSmet, SD; Peg (Mark) Moffitt of Sioux Falls, SD; Deb (Jason) Larson of Grand Forks, ND; Bobbi Jill (Wayne) Ellingson of Brandon, SD and Brittani (Mark) Wilkinson of DeSmet, SD; one sister, Margaret (Chuck) Zoss of Yankton, SD; two brothers Bill Morgan and George (Sherry) Morgan of Mitchell, SD; one sister-in-law, Anna Mae Seefeldt of Rapid City, SD and 23 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband John, parents and one brother Patrick. 
Family links: 
  William M. Morgan (1898 - 1969)
  Madeline Van Hecke Morgan (1912 - 2005)
  John Duane Janssen (1937 - 2008)*
  Patrick William Morgan (1937 - 1937)*
  Erma Leone Morgan Janssen (1939 - 2010)
*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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Erma Leone <i>Morgan</i> Janssen
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