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Darryl Wayne Jansma

July 14, 1965 March 19, 2015
Darryl Wayne Jansma
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Obituary for Darryl Wayne Jansma

Worthington, MN


      Darryl W. Jansma, age 49, of Worthington was born July 14, 1965 in Rock Rapids, IA to William and Harriet (Hoksbergen) Jansma. He grew up on the family farm near Ellsworth, MN. He attended Rock Rapids Christian School and graduated in 1984 from Ellsworth Public School. Darryl was employed at JBS Swift for 24 years and was most recently employed at MN DOT as a Transportation Operations Supervisor 1. He also enjoyed working with his friends at Bousema Farms. Darryl was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Usher and Youth Group leader.

      Darryl found the love of his life and married Colleen Christina (Fuerstenberg) of Wilmont, MN on August 4, 1990. Darryl and Colleen bought a house and started a family. They had two kids; Bradley Wayne (21) and Ashley Marie (19). Some of his hobbies included farming, socializing, and spending time with family. He also loved grilling for his family and friends, and taking the family on the boat. Darryl died early Thursday morning March 19, 2015 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

      Darryl is survived by his wife Colleen of Worthington, MN; two children, Bradley (Rachael Terhark) Jansma, Ashley Jansma; his parents William and Harriet (Hoksbergen) Jansma; 5 siblings, Denice (Mike) Dirks, Sandy (Scott) Wissink, Warren (Lin) Jansma, Kevin (Kristin) Jansma, Billy (Michelle) Jansma; mother-in-law Dona Fuerstenberg, in-laws; Wes (Deb) Fuerstenberg, Marilyn Winter, Bruce Fuerstenberg (Janet Speckmeier), Gerald (Linda) Fuerstenberg, Dennis (Donna) Fuerstenberg, Gary (Karen) Fuerstenberg, Cheryl Nelson (Kenny Will) along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law; Remigius Fuerstenberg, his grandparents, and two infant brother-in-laws.

      Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Adam Eisenga officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 am Monday at the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
      Memorials are preferred to Bethany Christian Services or Worthington Christian Reformed Church – Audio/Visual Fund.

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