Funeral services for Ed Jansen, 67, of Pella were held Nov. 17, 2014, at Heartland Reformed Church in Pella for which memorials have been designated. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, Pella. He went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House.
Edwin Eugene Jansen was born on Jan. 10, 1947, to Jake and Adriana Vos Jansen.
Ed grew up in the Sully area, attended Sully Christian School, and then Pella Christian Schools. After his schooling, he helped on the family farm and worked at Vander Ploeg Bakery. Ed served his country in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam War era.
Ed was united in marriage with Carol Goodyk on Sept. 20, 1968, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Pella. They were blessed with two children. After marriage, Ed was employed at Boomsma's, Stursma Insulation, and Scheibout Tire. He retired in 2012 but continued working part-time at Co-Line.
He was a faithful member of the Heartland Reformed Church in Pella where he sang in the church choir. He was a board member of the Pella Golf and Country Club and also served on the grounds committee. Ed enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Honoring his memory are: His wife, Carol, of Pella; his two children and their families: Jeff and Kim Jansen of Clive, and their children, Bailey and Gabe, and Christy and Lucas Van Wyk of Pella and their children, Troy and Elijah. He is also survived by his siblings: Joyce (Bruce) Nikkel of Pella, Roger (Jeanette) Jansen of Pella, Duane (Linda) Jansen of Golden, CO, Bev (Jim) Tierney of Carroll, and Bryce (Chris) Jansen of Stigler, OK; and his step-siblings.
Preceding him in death were: His parents; stepmother, Esther Van Waardhuizen Jansen; father-in-law, Case Goodyk; brother-in-law, Larry Kooistra; and sister-in-law, Karen Jansen.