Paul Jansen

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Paul Henry Jansen, 77, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at his home near Rogersville, Mo.

He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Bernard William and Christine Brockmeyer Jansen of that city. At a young age he and his family moved to rural Oran, Mo., and later to a farm west of Kelso, Mo. He was educated in the Oran school system.

Paul served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Ozark.

He and Juanita Faye Brantley were married Jan. 17, 1953, at Caruthersville, Mo., where they made their home until 1965.

Jansen was employed at Southwestern Bell Telephone and also served as an auxiliary policeman until he transferred from there to Springfield, Mo. They moved to rural Rogersville where he retired and was a dedicated gardener. He loved his horses and was trailmaster of the local riding club of which we was a member and involved in community affairs in the Rogersville area.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Kevin P. and wife Jami, and their children, Zachary P. and Kaitlin D. of Wise, Va. Also surviving is a daughter, Toni Dawn Bass and husband Scott, and sons Parker J. and Preston S. of Rogersville.

Also surviving are two brothers, Leon Jansen and wife Bernece of Cape Girardeau, George Jansen and wife Louise of Chaffee, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Lucille) Klipfel of Cape Girardeau, Mrs. Joseph (Irene) Klueppel of Benton, Mo., Mrs. LeRoy (Corena) Berkbigler of Jackson. In addition he leaves sisters-in-law, Mrs. Rita Jansen, Mrs. Mary Jane Jansen Ford; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and good friends in this area.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Herman Jansen, Martin Jansen, and a little brother, Raymond Jansen.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, 7405 Ferrel Lane, Rogersville, Mo. A prayer service will be held at 5:30.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paul McLoughlin officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery near Ozark.