Barbara K. Jansen, age 82, of Waupaca, WI, moved on to her next great journey on Thursday, August 31, 2023
at Bethany Home in Waupaca where she resided for the last four years.
She was born April 18, 1941 in Waupaca; daughter of Harold and Alice (Muench) Nelsen. On September 19, 1959, Barb married Wayne C. Jansen in Waupaca and together they shared 52 years of marriage before his passing on December 21, 2011. She was a cook and head chef for the Oakwood Restaurant in Waupaca for many years. During her schooling to become a head chef, Barb was introduced to ice sculpting where she participated in local ice sculpting events. In the earlier years she enjoyed her time around the family pool and later, both her and Wayne loved to travel and go to the casinos. Barb was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. She will be dearly missed by all of her loving family and friends.
Barb is survived by her four children Jeff (Dawn) Jansen of Fremont, Joe (Bonnita) Jansen of Waupaca, Julie (Mike) Triano of Larsen, and Jim (Candy) Jansen of Waupaca; eight grandchildren Jered (Melany) Jansen, Erin (Ethan) Kimball, Olivia (Mark) Ver Kuilen, Sabrina (JD) Jansen, Ryan (Sara) Crabtree, Eric (Kirsten) Crabtree, Justin (Tatiana) Jansen, and Ashley Jansen; ten great-grandchildren Brynn, Damon, Henry, Waylon, Charlie, Kaelynn, Rowan, Kylie, Nevaeh, and Kyler; five siblings Virginia “Ginny” (Dallas) Reetz of Waupaca, Ted (Cheri) Nelsen of Waupaca, Mike (Nikki) Nelsen of Waupaca, Sandy Ibe of Neenah, and Nancy Petersen of Waupaca; and also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Alice Nelsen; her husband Wayne Jansen; and two brothers-in-law Ron Ibe and George Petersen.
A Memorial Service for Barb will be on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the funeral home. A private family burial will take place at a later date at Lind Center Cemetery in the Town of Lind. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.