Published 2:15 am Friday, January 12, 2007
GREENVILLE — Ooldert Jansen, 83, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Immanual Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington.
Mr. Jansen, a native of Alvord, Iowa, was the son of Ooldert and Martje Hidekus Jansen. He lived his early life in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division, which liberated Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.
He lived in West Virginia for a number of years and made his home in Winston-Salem, NC in 1955 where he served as an elder in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and was active in serving as a Boy Scout leader. He later moved to Lake Norman and established Jansen Carpet Cleaning Service. He moved to eastern North Carolina in 1979 and settled in Greenville in 1991 where he became a member of Immanual Baptist Church.
Mr. Jansen was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie DeHoog Jansen; a sister, Johanna Zeiff and brothers, Hank Jansen, Albert Jansen and John Jansen.
He is survived by: wife, Leona Applegate Jansen; daughter, Carol J. Holt and her husband, John, of Washington; sons, David Jansen and his wife, Bonnie, of Gastonia, Richard Jansen and his wife, Lynn, of Pactolus, Gary Jansen and his wife, Dee, of Asheboro, and Phil Jansen and his wife, Charlotte, of the Lake Norman area; step-daughters, Phyllis Applegate of Pensacola, Florida, Tanya Cooney of Amarillo, Texas and April Miller of Panama City, Florida; step-sons, Richard Applegate of Wilmington, Delaware and Keith Applegate of Pensacola, Florida; 14 grandchildren, 20 step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 pm on Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.