John C. Jansma

  • Born: April 5, 1921
  • Died: January 27, 2019
  • Location: Strongsville, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

John C. Jansma departed from this life on January 27, 2019 at the age of 97. He was born on April 5, 1921, in Gascoyne, North Dakota. John graduated from Iowa State University in 1948 with a degree in chemical engineering. He was a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army where he commanded The Pack Field Artillery Unit.
On June 30, 1942, he married June Lundquist in Westbrook, Minnesota. In 1948, John relocated to Ohio with his wife and young daughter to accept a position with Standard Oil of Ohio. John and June had two daughters, Patricia and Sheryl. John is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, Gerrit and Helen (Gesaman), and his three brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin (Izetta), Thornton (Emily) and Gerrit Joe (Barbara). He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Kaye Jansma, Sheryl Raye Jansma Bair (James), sisters Judy Grimm (George), Mavis Jansma, Carol Hansen (Hans), his "daughter" Linda Doza (Douglas), and many nieces and nephews.
John supported his wife and daughters during their tenure as educators. He served on many committees at various churches where he exhibited his passion for others. John displayed a lifelong advocacy for local, state and federal government issues. He was recognized for his devotion and contribution to the cause of higher education by election to The Presidents Club of The Ohio State University.
His family will receive family and friends at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio on Friday, February 1st, from 3:00-7:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held at the Middleburg Heights Community Church, 7165 Big Creek Parkway, Middleburg Heights, Ohio on Saturday, February 2nd at 1:30pm. The family will welcome friends and family on February 2nd an hour before and after the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Middleburg Heights Community Church. John's home-going is our loss, but, most certainly, heaven's gain. (440) 842-7800


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the family of John C. Jansma,

May God bless you, praise be the God of comfort who comfort us all in our trails.

Posted by A friend   January 31, 2019

Dear Sherrie, Jim & Patricia,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We hope your memories with your Dad will help ease the pain.
Love, Keith & Wanda

Posted by K&W Sidley - North Royalton, OH   January 30, 2019

John was a member of MHUCC when I was there and always a pleasure to talk to at church and the men's breakfast. He was a great man and so easy going with that smile of his. I will miss him as will many. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time.

Ted Sahley

Posted by Theodore Sahley - Medina, OH   January 30, 2019

I am sorry that time ran out for John. Time and unexpected events overtake us all. Psalm 90:10

Posted by E C    January 30, 2019

My condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you now and in the days ahead. May God also grant you a measure of peace.

Posted by B    January 29, 2019

May the God of all comfort and mercy, grant the family hope and peace during this time of sorrow and sadness. Jeremiah 29:11,12.

Posted by Jeanette Mcghee - Columbus, Ohio   January 29, 2019

To the family of John Jansma,

May God bless you, praise be the God of comfort who comfort us all in our trails.

Posted by A friend   January 28, 2019

May God give your family comfort during your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   January 28, 2019

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