Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Michael Joseph Jansen
Michael Joseph Jansen
Michael Joseph Jansen
Born: August 10, 1959
Died: March 8, 2016
Age: 56
Michael Joseph Jansen
August 10, 1959 - March 8, 2016
Michael Joseph Jansen passed peacefully from this life the evening of March 8th 2016 after a steady decline in health. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and caretakers during the last days of his life.

Mike was born August 10, 1959 in Storm Lake, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Marian Jansen. He was a graduate of Storm Lake St. Maryís High School in 1977. Later that summer on August 19th he was united in marriage to Polly Q. Putnam. Mike attended WITCC where he received his practical nursing diploma. He worked many years in nursing homes before finding his mission of delivering and setting up medical equipment.

Mikeís greatest joy was simply spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and just being out in the great outdoors. He enjoyed playing cards and catching up with his Moose Lodge family.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 38 years and their four children: Jeremy Jansen (Natasha) of Wayne, NE along with their children, Tristan, Haley, Alexandra, and Gracie; Jelynda Morse (Darren) of Marcus, IA and their son, Grady; Justin Jansen (his significant other, Jennifer Johnson) of Marcus, IA along with their children Katelyn, Ekko, Angel, Savannah, Jacob and Clayton; and the above mentioned Angel, whom was adopted by Mike and Polly in 2013.

Also left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Al (Ginny) Jansen of Omaha, NE; Don (Pam) Jansen of Le Mars, IA; Steve Jansen of Omaha, NE; Barb Jansen of Omaha, NE; Rick Jansen of Omaha, NE; and Theresa Drewes (Eddie) of Craig, MO. Mike has a large extended family, many of whom surely could tell us a story or two about him! Also having fond remembrances are his mother-in-law, Hazel Putnam of Cherokee, IA and his dear friend, Skip McCloud, also of Cherokee.

Mike is now rejoicing in heaven with his parents and grandparents. The family reunion also includes his beloved son, Jared; his father-in-law, Bud; three sisters-in-law; Anita, Sandy, and Trudie. A nephew, Tom, and a niece, Jodi.

Saturday, April 02, 2016
Polly and children, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mike .I always enjoyed talking to Mike when I seen him and am going to miss talking to him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ron Klein
Friday, March 11, 2016
Very sorry your loss you have my condolences me an my family
John warren
Friday, March 11, 2016
Polly and family thinking and praying for your family
harold and Connie Johnson
Thursday, March 10, 2016
I'm very sad for all of you... Mike was always good to me and my kids... I'm truly sorry for your loss.
Samantha Olsen
Thursday, March 10, 2016
My thoughts & prayers are with the Jansen family.
Tanya M Gaes
Thursday, March 10, 2016
May the blessings of love be upon you
May its peace abide with you
May its essence illuminate your heart
Now and forever more...
~Sufi Blessing of Love and Peace
Chi-Town Large Cars
Chi-Town Large Cars
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Very sorry for your loss.. Take comfort in knowing he is in the house of our Lord where he will have eternal rest
Pure country livestock association,inc
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Very sorry for your loss.. Take comfort in knowing he is in the house of our Lord where he will have eternal rest
Sharon L waters
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
May you find comfort in family and friends that surround with ((HUGS)) and memories in this time of bereavement. Polly, Loren & I want you to know, we have not forgotten the moments your family and ours shared. May God's Peace fill your home and hearts with those memories. Our sincere condolences:-(
Loren & Sharon Godfrey
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Sorry for your loss ! Prays to the family and friends.
Tiny Tim Klinefelter
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Ya'all have my most sincere condolences. Mike touched so many lives. We will all miss him.
Donald L Jansend
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Polly & Family, Sorry to hear about Mike. May your memories help comfort you at this time. You're in our thoughts & prayers. Kevin & Twyla Schmillen
Kevin Schmillen
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
I am a friend of Jill'ssorry for your loss
Melissa A Eberly

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the First Church Of Christ in Cherokee, Iowa.
Pastor Tom Lewis
Visitation will begin two hours prior to the service with the family present during that time at the church.
At a later date.
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