Steve F. Jansen

Steve F. Jansen age 67 of Fordyce, Nebraska died on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, Nebraska with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.  Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Menominee.  Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  You may watch a livestream of the funeral at

Pallbearers will be Mark Potter, Travis Jansen, Dan Jansen, Tom Pinkelman, Justin Jansen, Kyle Wiepen, Matt Bonertz, and Josh Peterson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Steve’s brothers and sisters and in-laws.

Steven Francis was born on May 6, 1955 in Yankton, SD to Clarence Martin and Angela Elizabeth (Salvatori) Jansen. He grew up in the Menominee area and was part of the first graduating class of West Catholic Elementary in 1969. Steve graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1973. He worked numerous jobs in sales and for the last 20 years he worked as a salesman for Big John Manufacturing in Osmond, NE. He and wife, Joan, also owned and operated Jansen Photography for over 25 years.

Steve was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church, was a lector, an EMHC, and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Steve played baseball and softball in his younger years. He also coached the Menominee girls softball team for many years. Steve enjoyed golfing, was in the Hartington and Crofton Men’s golf league, and spent countless hours on the course with his wife, family, and friends. He was an avid Husker and Denver Broncos fan, a trip to the Mile High Stadium was one of his most cherished trips with his family. Steve loved to hunt and fish, he especially looked forward to his fishing trips with his brothers, and playing cards with family and friends.

Steve is survived by his wife Joan of Fordyce; three children and spouses Stevie (Gerry) McGill of Omaha, Rikki (Dustin) Wageman of Omaha, Douglas Jansen of Tulsa, OK; one granddaughter Max McGill; his father Clarence Jansen; 10 brothers and sisters  Sheri (Dennis) Potter of Omaha, NE, Terry (Pam) Jansen, San Antonio, Texas, Anne (Mike) Rhodes, Omaha, NE, Dale (Wanda) Jansen, Yankton, SD, Jean (John) Pinkelman, Fordyce, NE, Joan (Randy) Kurtenbach, Omaha NE, Clair (Shawn) Jansen, Omaha, NE, Sheila (Tim) Steiner, Lake Havasu, AZ, Gerard (Tina) Jansen, Omaha, NE and Karen (John) Powell, Shawnee, KS; many nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Angela Jansen on 5/5/2022; three brothers-in-law: Duane Wiepen, John Jansen, and Vernon Lammers.




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15 response to "Steve F. Jansen"

  1. By: Mark and Debra Loecker Posted: May 9, 2022

    We are very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.

  2. By: Kathryn Carlson Posted: May 9, 2022

    I don’t even know where to start in saying how much Steve will be missed. Over the last 11 years Steve was not only a friend and coworker but also like family. He will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to all of the family.

  3. By: Don Loecker Posted: May 9, 2022

    Steve and myself started first grade together and lived just across the field from each other all the ice skating on Mike Koch’s dam shooting BB guns riding bikes and of course baseball games riding in the back of the station wagon to ball games Steve will always be in my memories you guys have my deepest sympathy he was a good man and will be missed by all

  4. By: Troy Thompson Posted: May 9, 2022

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Steve was a great man. Gonna miss seeing you at the shows/ helping you search for your VICE golf ball in the woods/ having our last dinner in Lincoln every year: lobster tail with potatoes. The conversations about life and money.
    RIP Brother Wishing we still had 1 more round of golf to play.

  5. By: Terri & Dale Thunker Posted: May 9, 2022

    We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will be gone for our granddaughter’s graduation. so are not able to attend the services. All of your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. By: Pam Erickson Posted: May 10, 2022

    Joan: I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I’m sure you are heartbroken. Please know that you are in my prayers. I love you. Pam

  7. By: Linda Stogsdill Posted: May 10, 2022

    Joan and family , so sorry for your loss, Prayers to all.

  8. By: Aaron and Geralyn Hellmann Posted: May 10, 2022

    Joan and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy….

  9. By: Laura Schmidt Posted: May 11, 2022

    Joan and family,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so terribly sorry for your loss.

  10. By: Donna (Eskens) Fyfe Posted: May 11, 2022

    Joan and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time. May your many memories help to ease your pain.

  11. By: Tammy & Kevin Promes Posted: May 11, 2022

    So sorry to hear of his passing Joan and Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers🙏May all your great memories give you comfort in the coming weeks and days❤ Hugs to All

  12. By: Blake Davis Posted: May 12, 2022

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless all of you and carry you with His peace and strength.

  13. By: Charlie Menke Posted: May 12, 2022

    I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I’ve known him for many years as a vendor salesman to Big John Mfg. I always enjoyed our visits. He was truly a nice guy.
    My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  14. By: Louise Mauch Posted: May 12, 2022

    Joan and family, so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing, know y’all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time

  15. By: Deanna Osienger Posted: May 13, 2022

    So sorry for your loss Joan. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and comfort you all at this difficult time. We send our condolences to you and your family.
    Tim and Deanna(Pinkelman) Osienger

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