Roger D. Janssen


Roger D. Janssen, 69, of Beatrice died at his home on Sunday, July 2, 2017.  He was born March 31, 1948 at Harbine and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1966.  He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from May 1968 until March 1970 as a field medic and was awarded a Bronze Star.  He married Debb Skoff on January 21, 1972 and they later divorced.  On July 14, 1979, he married Carol Wittler at Beatrice.  He worked at the Beatrice State Developmental Center as a direct care staff person from 1972 until 2007.   He enjoyed grandchildren, camping, hunting and skydiving


            Survivors include his wife, Carol of Beatrice; one daughter, Bethany Fentress and husband Todd of Greenville NC; three grandchildren, Marina, Megan and Madison Fentress; two sisters, Phyliss Sutton of Bellevue and Dorothy (Steve) Thorton of Grand Rapids, MI; three sisters-in-law, Lorna (Chuck) Hohbein of Beatrice, Toni (Steve) Spilker of Eagle Rock, MO and Judy (Larry) Kassebaum of Mesa, AZ; two brothers-in-law, Wayne (Bert) Lomax  of Crete and Ralph (Linda) Wittler of Firth; one aunt, Elvera Olsen of Fairbury.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Elda Free Janssen and brother-in-law, Chuck Sutton.


            Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday, July 7, 2017 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice.  A memorial has been established to the family’s choice.  A register book for signatures will be available at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. Thursday until time of services on Friday.  Military honors will be conducted by Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion of Beatrice.  Casual attire is suggested.  Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

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Darrel & Lois (Janssen) Milius Detter

So sorry to hear of Roger's death. Cherish all the memories.
I am Art & Viola Janssen's daughter.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 10:18pm
Lesa Hauptman

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 1:46pm
Mlke Asch

Thoughts and Prayers to the family From Asch family

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 9:42am
Vickie troxel

Sorry for your loss. Rodger grew up across the alley from where I did in Fairbury and his mother was one of the nicest people ever knew.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 8:07am
Frances Johnson

So sorry for your lost, thinking of you Carol at this time.

 Posted July 4, 2017 - 2:45pm
Al and Jeanne

So very sad to hear of the passing of Roger.
Roger was well liked and respected by the staff and individuals at BSDC
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

 Posted July 4, 2017 - 9:11am
Dorothy Skeens

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carol.......

 Posted July 4, 2017 - 2:08am
theda higgins

Thoughts and prayers to you Carol and family. God Bless....Terry and Theda Higgins

 Posted July 3, 2017 - 11:24pm
Charlet Nichols

Prayers, thoughts and my heart goes out to everyone. Known Roger for 46 years from working with him at BSDC

 Posted July 3, 2017 - 7:34pm

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