Roy “Gene” Janssen

Roy “Gene” E. Janssen, age 86, of Moville, passed away peacefully  Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Moville with the Rev. Janet Rieckhoff-Faris officiating.  Burial was at the Arlington Cemetery of Moville, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Wink–Sparks Post #303 of Moville.

The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.

Roy was born October 28, 1930 in Correctionville, Iowa to Roy and Garnet D. (Aldag) Janssen.  He served with the Hour Glass Unit in Korea from March 16, 1950 until his discharge on December 25, 1952.

He was married to Eunice (Fuson) Janssen on March 20, 1954, in Worthington, Minnesota.

Gene farmed from 1954 until 2016, when he was injured in a fall.  He was president of the Woodbury County National Farmers Organization for many years, and he was a member of the South Sioux City Eagles.

Gene really enjoyed fishing, usually spending his vacations in South Dakota and on the English River in Ontario, Canada.  He also enjoyed deer hunting and playing cards.

We would like to express our appreciation to the staff of the Good Samaritan Society of LeMars.  The staff and administration took excellent care of Gene and made his final days peaceful.

Gene is survived by his daughter, Marla Janssen of Sioux City, IA; his son Darloe and his wife Debra of Sioux City, IA; three grandchildren: Lauren, David and Megan Janssen of Sioux City, IA; his brother, Richard Janssen of Kingsley, IA; and his special friend, Pat Schiltz of Remsen, IA.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eunice; his sister and brother-in-law, Eunice and Don Carr; his sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Jerry Barthole; his sister-in-law, Melva Janssen; and his niece, Janet Carr.

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