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Margaret Mae Janssen

January 3, 1935 January 5, 2020
Margaret Mae Janssen
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Obituary for Margaret Mae Janssen

Margaret Mae Renken Janssen, 85, passed away at the Sibley Specialty Care Center in Sibley, IA, on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Margaret was born on January 3, 1935 to Henry and Martha (Niehaus) Renken. Margaret married Melvin Janssen on July 16, 1954 in Allendorf, IA. She worked as a homemaker, babysitter, a cook at Faith Christian High School, and Peterson Quality Chickens. Margaret’s faith was very important to her and she taught many years both Adult and Children’s Sunday school and was involved in the ladies circles at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Margaret worked tirelessly making homemade rag rugs and quilting for many years, leaving no scrap of material unused. She enjoyed reading the Bible and daily devotionals, playing cards, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 65 years Melvin of Bigelow, MN; daughters Margie, Newton, AL, and Marlene (Ben), Wilmont, MN, and son Melvin Jr. (Jane), Bigelow, MN; Grandchildren: Sue, Christopher, Jeremy, Marvin, Jennifer, Ila Mae, Nicole (Ryan), Sarah (Joseph), and Kyle; Great-Grandchildren: Brantley, Callista, Addalyn, Grayson, Dillon, Jennifer, Laura, Justin, Brooke, Jared and Riley; sisters-in-law Donna and Marcella. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Mark, son-in-law Jim, and her siblings: Dora, Russell, Lester, Marie, and infant sister Lois.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Dr. Daren I. Flinck officiating. Pall Bearers will be Jeremy Roelfs, Marvin Roelfs, Josh Erwin, Ryan Kisicki, Joseph Miller, and Kyle Janssen. Burial will be held in the Worthington Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Jan

5:00 PM 1/10/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/10/2020 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

11

Jan

9:30 AM 1/11/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/11/2020 10:30:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

408 11th St
Worthington, MN 56187

First United Methodist Church
408 11th St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

11

Jan

10:30 AM 1/11/2020 10:30:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

408 11th St
Worthington, MN 56187

First United Methodist Church
408 11th St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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