Susan Elaine Janssen

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Susan Elaine Janssen, 70, Nevada, passed from this life on Thursday, May 17, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. Susan was born May 22, 1947, in Aplington, Iowa, to Walter Henry and Audrey Irene (Filer) Zech.

Susan graduated from Aplington High School, Class of 1965. On May 21, 1966, she married Harlan Janssen in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Following their marriage they lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for many years, moving to West Bend, Wisc., and later to Nevada, where they have lived for the past five years. In 1974, Susan received Christ into her heart and has been a faithful follower since that time. Susan liked to sing and had been part of her church choir. She had a passion for reading, baking and cooking. Susan was a devoted wife and mother who loved doting on her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Harlan, of the home; one daughter, Audra Doak (Gary), Nevada; one son, Eric Janssen (Christine), Mattawan, Mich.; four grandchildren, Alexander Doak, Olivia Doak, Caleb Janssen, Noah Janssen; brother, James Zech (Marlene), Rockwell City, Iowa; sister, Marilyn Wilson, Des Moines, Iowa.; and nieces, nephews, extended family and treasured friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Rev. Charles Schumacher and the Rev. Hubert Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Birthright of Nevada in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO, 64772.

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