Bradley L. Janssen, age 61 of Omaha, Nebraska and formerly of Coleridge, Nebraska died under hospice care at the Life Care Center in Omaha after a short battle with cancer and meningitis. He is the son of the late Claire and Norma Janssen.
Private family graveside services will be held at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge, Nebraska with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Bradley L. Janssen was born on August 30, 1958 in Yankton, SD to Claire Clayton and Norma Jean (Heier) Janssen. He grew up in Coleridge and was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He graduated from Coleridge High School in 1976. Brad worked for many years at IBP Corporation in Dakota City, then moved to Omaha and worked a variety of jobs before his illness.
Brad enjoyed watching his nieces grow up and spending time with special friend Michelle and his dog Scrappy. His family and friends will always remember Brad as a kind and friendly person.
Bradley is survived by his mother, Norma of Coleridge; brothers Scott (Angie) Janssen of Hoskins, NE, Curtis Janssen of Coleridge, NE; sister Marci (Dan ) Ludwig of Wisner, NE; nieces Brittany (Steve) Webber of Wayne, NE, Courtney (Nate) Rosenthal and Finley of Lakewood, CO; aunts and uncles LeRoy (Marilyn) Heier of Norfolk, NE, Russell (Lorraine) Prince of Winside; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Claire Janssen on 3/21/2006; a brother Jeff Janssen on 3/26/1979; paternal grandparents Alfred (Gladys) Janssen; maternal grandparents Bill (Thelma) Heier; paternal aunt and uncle Warren and JoAnn Bendinger.