James Steven ‘Jim’ Jansen

James Steven ‘Jim’ Jansen, 69, rural McLouth, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jim was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Marshall, Minn., the son of Joseph and Helen Jansen. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Marshall in 1964, and later attended Southwest Minnesota State College. Jim served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and earned two purple hearts, a bronze star, and a silver star. He worked in the construction industry for many years, including at the University of Kansas.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Gwen of the home, his brother, Steven Jansen (Kathy), Lawrence; mother-in-law, Mavis Simon, sister-in-law, Peg Thom (Richard); brother-in-law, Ken Simon (Cindi); nephews Matthew, Kory, and Jordan Simon, Matthew Jansen, and Rick Thom; nieces Sarah Plinsky, Rachelle Rients, and Rebecca Meidl; several great nieces and nephews and many beloved friends, including Charles & Mary Mehl.

A private Celebration of Life will be at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice.