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Mark Andrew Janssen

February 26, 1966 July 11, 2019
Mark Andrew Janssen
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Obituary for Mark Andrew Janssen

Mark Andrew Janssen, 53, passed away at the Sibley Specialty Care Center in Sibley, IA, on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Mark was born on February 26, 1966 in Adrian, MN to Melvin and Margaret (Renken) Janssen. He graduated from Faith Christian High School in 1984. Mark earned an Associate’s degree from Worthington Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista College. Mark worked for Shine Bros. Corp. his entire career as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver at locations in Worthington, MN, Estherville and Spencer, IA. Mark had to retire at the age of 50 due to declining health from Parkinson’s and Multiple Symptom Atrophy. Mark enjoyed his church family, singing in the choir, racing go-karts, attending NASCAR races, and taking his 1974 Challenger to area car shows. His life passion was being a firefighter on the Bigelow, Estherville, and Spencer Fire Departments. Mark liked to play cards and was an avid Minnesota Vikings Fan!
Mark is survived by his parents, Melvin and Margaret of Bigelow, MN; brother, Melvin Jr. (Jane) of Bigelow, MN; sisters, Margie of Newton, AL and Marlene (Ben) of Wilmont, MN, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jim.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Dr. Daren I. Flinck officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019, 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. Honorary pall bearers will be Dick Palmatier, Jon Erickson, Dan Hemphill, Jennifer Erwin, Cindy Scott, Beth Prins, and Irma Voss. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.
Family prefers memorials to the Bigelow Fire Department.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

12

Jul

5:00 PM 7/12/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/12/2019 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

13

Jul

9:00 AM 7/13/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 7/13/2019 10:00:00 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

13

Jul

10:00 AM 7/13/2019 10:00:00 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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