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Melvin Henry Janssen

July 17, 1930 April 18, 2021
Melvin Henry Janssen
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Obituary for Melvin Henry Janssen

Melvin Henry Janssen, 90, passed away at the Sibley Specialty Care Center in Sibley, IA, on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Melvin was born on July 17, 1930, in Worthington, MN, to Bill and Gerti (Doeden) Janssen. He worked for area farmers, Worthington Tire Service, and Nobles County Coop Oil as a tire repair man for 24 years. After retirement he went to work as the Maintenance man for the City of Bigelow for 15 years. Melvin was a member of the Bigelow Fire Department for 30 years. Melvin enjoyed driving around Bigelow on his golf cart wearing out many sets of tires by just checking up on people. He loved to visit and spend time with his children and grandchildren talking to them on the phone and knowing what they were up to.
Melvin married Margaret Renken on July 16, 1954. She was the love of his life for 65 years and his heart was broken the day she passed away. Melvin is survived by daughters Margie, Newton, AL, and Marlene (Ben), Wilmont, MN, and son Melvin Jr. (Jane), Bigelow, MN; Grandchildren: Sue, Christopher, Jeremy, Marvin, Jennifer (Josh), Ila Mae, Nicole (Ryan), Sarah (Joseph), and Kyle; Great-Grandchildren: Brantley, Callista, Addalyn, Grayson, Dillon, Jennifer, Laura, Justin, Brooke, Blake, Jared, Riley, and Seraphia. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Mark, son-in-law Jim, and his brother Andrew.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 10:00 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, Kyle Janssen, Christopher (CJ) Field, Jared Grimmius, and Riley Grimmius. Burial will be held in the Worthington Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

24

Apr

9:00 AM 4/24/2021 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 4/24/2021 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

24

Apr

10:00 AM 4/24/2021 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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