Norman Lee Janssen, 90, of LaPrairie and Camp Point, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Blessing Hospital after a brief illness.
Norm was born September 22, 1931, in rural Adams County, the son of Erna (Janssen) Lord of rural La Prairie. He married Marta Jean (Faulkner) Janssen on July 24, 1955, in Camp Point.
Norm attended schools in LaPrairie and Augusta. He studied electronics at a technical school in the Chicago area. He served in the US Army from February 1952 until September 1953, fighting as an artillery gunner in the Korean War.
Norm spent his life farming and serving the farm community. He farmed through the 1970’s and spent years after that delivering fuel to area farmers. He was proud of his military service and was a member of several veterans groups, particularly the Golden American Legion Post 801 where he served the post of Adjutant for many years. He enjoyed traveling and playing golf with Marta.
Norm is survived by his sons David Janssen, LaPrairie, IL., and Randy (Beth Twiton) Janssen, LaCrosse, WI.; two grandsons, Brandon (Tristan) and Erik Janssen; a great-granddaughter, Brianna Janssen; and his half siblings Kay Lord of Golden and Pat Wright of Normal. His great-great-granddaughter, Stella, was born 44 hours before his death.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marta, his daughter-in-law Pam, and his grandson Dustin.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point by Rev. Jeff Corson. Burial with military honors will follow in the Golden Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.
Memorials may be made to Golden American Legion, Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund, or the Disabled American Veterans.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net .