James R. Jansen, of Deerbrook, died Monday, July 30, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 79 years old. He was born on November 12, 1938, in Antigo, a son of Raymond and Justy (Denk) Jansen. He married Rose M. Marciniak on September 10, 1960, at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Antigo.
Jim attended Gillis Grade school and graduated from Antigo High School with the class of 1956.
Mr. Jansen served in the United States Navy from September 11, 1956 to November 13, 1959 as a jet mechanic on air craft carriers.
Following military service he attended South Milwaukee Technical School and worked in Milwaukee at Allen Bradley as a machinist for 13 years. Jim and his family moved to the Kempster area in 1971 where he owned and operated a dairy farm until 1994.
For 13 years he served on the Elcho School Board, 11 of those years as clerk. He also served on the Upham town board for 30 years and the Langlade County Board of Supervisors for 21 years having served as chairman for four years.
He was a member of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service and the Farm Bureau Co-op, having served as an officer in both organizations for many years.
Jim enjoyed his field work and driving around on the tractor. He liked following the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. He loved to shoot the bull with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Rose and five children, Bradley (Lori) Jansen of Windsor, Colorado, Annette (Randy) Igl, Denton, Texas, Patrick (Julie) Jansen of Marinette, Shawn Jansen of Summit Lake, Linnae (Matthew) Ignatius, Barneveld; also surviving are three siblings Betty (Roger) Schultz of Antigo, Donald (Lorna) Jansen of Robertsdale, Alabama, Alice (Ron) Ernhardt of Merrill; 18 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 10:30 AM at St. Wencel Catholic Church, Neva with Rev. Mathew Simonar officiating. Entombment will take place in Queen of Peace Mausoleum.
Visitation will be 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday also at the funeral home.
A parish wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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You have my deepest condolences in your loss of James. From previous comments he seemed l ike a wonderful man very energetic and full of life. That's why death is such an enemy to all of us no matter how long we live it is always painful. Our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah knows the pain that we are in and wants to comfort us. The Bible Book of Revelation in chapter 21 verses 3 and 4 may bring you some comfort.
Rest In Peace my cousin.
Jerry Jansen, Mesa, Arizona
Jim was such a nice man. He will be missed. Prayers for the family .
Sorry to hear about Uncle Jim's passing. Our sympathy goes out to Aunt Rosie and the family.
So sorry for your loss. May your family, friends, and the God of all comfort help you cope in this time.
One of the best thanksgivings of my life was spent at James farm. It was nice to hang with the family explore the property and celebrate Brads retirement from the USAF. I was awesome to be a part of the family and get to shoot the bull about the Packers with James. Sorry for your loss Jansen’s he was a great man.
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