Archive for Thursday, April 12, 2007

Don Jansen

April 12, 2007


Funeral services for Don Jansen, 91, Baldwin City, were Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa. Mr. Jansen died April 7, 2007, at Seasons Care Center, Kansas City, Mo.

He was born June 22, 1915, at Thomas Okla., the son of Archie and Jeannie (Hower) Jansen. The family moved to Franklin County, Kan., and he graduated from Ottawa High School in 1933. He moved to Amarillo, Texas, to manage a grain elevator.

He married Margaret Shambaugh. She died March 20, 1944. He married Ruby Evelyn Altic at Fort Scott April 14, 1945. She died Dec. 25, 2004. He bought a farm east of Pomona and did custom combining. He worked for Cecil Capp in Princeton. He owned and operated Don's One Stop Service Station in Ottawa until 1958. He managed the Sam Mulkey Farms in Lee's Summit, Mo., before moving to Baldwin City where he worked as custodian at Baldwin Elementary School.

Survivors include four sons, Herb, Olathe, Donnie, Buffalo, Okla., Ron, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Jerry, Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Judy Clevenger, Lee's Summit, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

His parents, two wives, a son, Rex, two brothers, Roy and Richard, two sisters, Ruth Fisher and Bessie Bird, died earlier.

Burial was at Evergreen Mound Cemetery, northwest of Ottawa. Memorials may be made to Seasons Care Center and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.

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