GREEN VALLEY, ARIZ. |
March 25, 1939 — Jan. 23, 2016
Martin Thomas Jannsen passed away at the age of 76 years old on Saturday, January 23, 2016, in Green Valley, Ariz. He was born in Clinton, Iowa, to Thomas and Margaret Jannsen. Martin met his wife, JoLene, in early childhood and they shared 58 years of marriage together. Jannsen was a United States Air Force veteran who founded Jannsen and Company in 1975 and was active in the firm as a certified public accountant until May 2014. Other interests included collecting toy tractors, trucks and more. He also loved driving his Model A and ’62 T-Bird.
People who knew Jannsen will always remember him for his daily enthusiasm, joke telling and small-world stories. They will also remember his commitment to serve others. Jannsen was a part of numerous organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, CPAmerica International, Model A Club, and was actively involved with the Republican Party of Wisconsin. In addition, he was active in research and studies for people with diabetes. He lived with Type 1 diabetes mellitus for 55 years, which eventually forced amputation of both legs.
Jannsen is survived by his wife, JoLene; sons, Thomas and Terrill; daughter Kristi; daughter in-laws Carolyn and Lisa; and son in-law Shawn. He also was the proud grandfather of Justin, Taylor, Jalissa, Katrina, Kelsey, Thomas and Sarah, and the great-grandfather of Aria. He is also survived by his sister Marion Cornilsen, along with numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.
Please send memorials to JDRF: SE Wisconsin Chapter or the Boy Scouts of America: Potawatomi Area Council.
The visitation for Martin will take place at Krause Funeral Home in Brookfield from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 and a service will take place Saturday, Jan. 30 at noon at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.