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“So sorry to hear about your loss. You have our deepest sympathies. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Joe & Sue Lewandowski - Nelson

“I'm sorry I messed up on my sign in. I'll keep the family in my prayers.t ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Dean Delatore - Auburn, CA

“I remember Doug from when we were kids. We lived next door and Doug was a good kid. We always were at the school playing, or riding our bikes. I'm...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie (Dean) Delatore - Nelson, IL

“I was a high school classmate and remember he always had a smile for every one Cherish your memories of this fine man and know that our prayers are...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Edward Bontty - San Diego, CA

“Stacey and Roy, So very sorry to hear about your loss....sending big hugs and fervent prayers for you guys and your dear family.May God give you...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Regina Fiorini-Frank - Sterling, IL

“So sorry to hear about Doug!! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Gray - Rock falls, IL

“Dear Stacey, Roy, Noah and Girls, Our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers are with you. Your wrestling family is here for you, for whatever you may...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jean, Neil & Maddie Richmond and Brandon Snodgrass - IL

“Matt, Cody, Stacey & Families, I'm so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I know you all loved him dearly. You all have been in my thoughts daily. I...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry Siedenburg - Stockton, IL

“So sorry for ur loss he was a good man prayers go out to the family ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Vicky Simmons - Rock Falls, IL

“So said to hear of Dougs passing. We all had a lot of fun on Rock River, fishi ng and boating. I'm sure he will be missed by many. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cal and Linda Tedrick - IL

“You'll be forever in our hearts ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Darwin and Debbie Austin - IL

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12 of 13 | Posted by: Margaret Miller-Beltran

“Dear Cody & Stephanie, girls... I'm so sorry for you loss, and shocked. I only heard that your Dad was ill this past Sunday. I pray for peace and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Rhonda Crawford - Sterling, IL


Douglas L. Janssen, 61 of Nelson died Monday February 15, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on June 2, 1954 in Sterling the son of Leroy and Verna (Schreiner) Janssen and was a graduate of Rock Falls High School. Doug retired from the former National Manufacturing Co after 30 years. He then worked at Krieder Services in Dixon until 2009. Doug enjoyed coaching boxing; outdoor activities; boating and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a proud member of the Who Else Club and was a people person.

Surviving are his children: Matthew (Dene) Janssen of Dixon, Cody (Stephanie) Janssen of Nelson and Stacey (Roy) Garcia of Sterling; his brothers: Bill (Sandra) Vondrak of Jacksonville, FL, Bruce (Ann) Janssen of Rockford and Dave (Debra) Janssen of Nelson; his sister Karen (Bill) Freres of Oconomowac, WI; 8 grandchildren, Taylen Halgren, Chase Janssen, Trista Janssen, Makenzie Janssen, Haley Janssen, Noah Garcia, Alecia Garcia and Briella Garcia; and his special friend Grace Hurd.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece, Jenna Janssen.