Jerry Janssen

Feb. 25, 1947-Jan. 24, 2022


Jerry Janssen, 74, of Wingate passed away at 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in his home following a lengthy illness.

Jerry was born Feb. 25, 1947, in Lafayette, son of the late Harry and Edith Lorene Thomas Janssen. He married Susan Beedle Howell on July 1, 2000 in Wingate. She survives.

Jerry was a graduate of Otterbein High School and served with the US Navy 1966-1970 serving in Vietnam on the USS Coral Sea as an aircraft mechanic. Returning from the service he had several jobs, he enjoyed helping friends on the farm and was employed at Eli Lily. He and Susan operated a small excavating and commercial mowing business serving the Montgomery-Fountain County areas, until he his health failed a year ago.

Visitation hours are noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at Family and Friends of Wingate with funeral services immediately following at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Duane Mycroft officiating. Military honors by the US Navy and Crawfordsville American Legion/VFW Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wingate.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be directed to Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill Cemetery or Greenlawn Cemetery.

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