- October 18, 1947 - January 24, 2014
- Granite City, Illinois
of Ronald's Passing
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Ronald "Trapper" Jansen, age 66, of Kampsville, IL formerly of Granite City, IL passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Ron was born on October 18, 1947, in Breese, IL, a son to the late Alvin and Evelyn (Mensing) Jansen. Ron was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army, with the 101st Airborne. On October 11, 2001, he married Betty in Kampsville, IL during the Kampsville Old Settler's Day. Ron retired from Ralston Purina after many years of dedicated service. After retirement, Ron owned and operated Old Things and Old Ways antique store in Kampsville, IL. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends, whom he adored. Ron will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ron is survived by his loving wife Betty (Thompson) Jansen of Kampsville, IL: two dear children, Laura (Ben) Cole of Granite City, IL and John (Sue) Jansen of Michael, IL; three grandchildren Logan, Grant and Owen Cole; two sisters, Patty (Michael) Jackson and Karen (Phillip) Jaime both of Granite City; extended family and many dear friends. In celebration of his life there will be an open house on Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 302 W. Main St., Hardin, IL 62047. Memorial donations may be given to the family and will be accepted at the service.