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Timothy G. Jansen, Kaukauna, age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. He was born on April 21, 1951 in Combined Locks, son of Lester and Ione (Lom) Jansen. Tim graduated from Kimberly High School in 1969, then proudly served in the US Marine Corps during Vietnam and was honorably discharged as a Corporal. He then went on to make his career as a semi-truck driver at Dorn's Delivery and Transfer where he worked for 33 years and was enjoying retirement for the past 4 years. Tim always made time for his hobbies which included family time, fishing, hunting, reading, walking, exercising, snowmobiling, and spending time in the great outdoors of Northern Wisconsin.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Shirley Jansen; his daughter, Lisa (Art) Norton, his son, Corey (long-time girlfriend, Joye Schmeling and her children, Keagan and Hayden) Jansen, his loving grandchildren: Joshua McDonald, Allison McDonald, Abbi (son Iven) Norton, Bryce Jansen; his mother, Ione Jansen, his brothers: Randy Jansen and Rodney (Julie) Jansen; his sister, Susan Jansen Verhagen. He is further survived by his wife's family: mother-in-law, Deloris Benzschawel; sisters and brothers-in-law: Connie and Bill Radtke, Glen and Cheryl Benzschawel, Alan and Pamela Benzschawel, Gary and Jeri Benzschawel, Todd and Linda Benzschawel, Bonnie and Ian Davison, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Jansen, a sister, Debra Kempen and father-in-law, Clifford Benzschawel.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Dr., Appleton with Fr. Donald Zuleger officiating. Friends may call on Friday, December 21, 2012 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. at which time a parish prayer service will conclude the evening. Friends may call again directly at church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
Boettcher Family Funeral Home
2401 Fieldcrest Drive Kaukauna, WI 54130
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Dec. 19, 2012