Grace Janssen

October 21, 1933 ~ March 15, 2022 (age 88)


Grace G. Janssen was born October 22,1933, to John W. and Teuntje “Tena” (Verhey) Vande Kraats, in Pella, Iowa. Grace attended country school northeast of Pella until 6th grade. Early on in life, she helped out on the farm.

   On February 12, 1954, she was united in marriage with Gysbert Janssen in Pella, Iowa. Grace was a homemaker who raised six children: Dennis, Carol, Gary, Jerry, Don, and Janet. In her spare time, Grace enjoyed making puzzles and playing bingo. She also enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, and going for coffee with Gysbert. 

Those left to cherish her memory:

Dennis and Karen (Ryan) Janssen

                Kristen and Jake Rezac

                                Evan, Kayla

                Bryan and Melissa Janssen

                                Beau, Brenna, Brock, Bridget

                Brad and Brittany Janssen

                                Sawyer, Jackson, Avery     

Carol and David Harvey

                Sara and Alan Cox

                                 Ella, Arie

                 April and Nick Fitch

                                 Evelyn, Amelia

                 Jordan and Elizabeth Harvey

                                  Teddy, Emma

Gary and Sheila (Brand) Janssen

                Emily and Matt Luymes

                                 Janssen, Abram, Theo

                 Ashley and Ryan Noble

                                 Lincoln, Hudson

Jerry and Donna (Steenhoek) Janssen

                Megan and Jeff Sekula

                                Madelyn, Leonard

                Matthew Janssen

                Craig and Rachel Janssen

                               Colin, Eliza

                Jeanna Janssen

Don and Liz Janssen

                John Gerrit Janssen

Janet and Wes Swank

                Linde and Adam Toom

                                Ann, Mauve

                 Nikki and Jim Kimzey

                 Jessie and Brandon Norman

                                  Freya, Guenevere

    She is also survived by her sisters-in-law: Donna Vande Kraats of Pella, Alie Van Kooi of the Netherlands, and Edna Vande Kraats of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

   Grace was preceded in death by her husband Gysbert, her parents John W. and Teuntje Vande Kraats, parents-in-law Gerrit and Jantje Janssen, her siblings: John Vande Kraats, Roy Vande Kraats, Marie (John) Sullivan and Johanna (James) Kersey, and great granddaughter Addison Grace Noble.

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Public Visitation
March 18, 2022

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family Present
March 18, 2022

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Private Family Service will be held at a later date


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