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John C. Jansma

Obituary for John C. Jansma

April 5, 1921 - January 27, 2019
Strongsville, Ohio | Age 97

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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 www.buschcares.com

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