Douglas L. Janssen

  • Born: June 2, 1954
  • Died: February 15, 2016
  • Location: Nelson, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Douglas L. Janssen, 61 of Nelson died Monday February 15, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on June 2, 1954 in Sterling the son of Leroy and Verna (Schreiner) Janssen and was a graduate of Rock Falls High School. Doug retired from the former National Manufacturing Co after 30 years. He then worked at Krieder Services in Dixon until 2009. Doug enjoyed coaching boxing; outdoor activities; boating and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a proud member of the Who Else Club and was a people person.

Surviving are his children: Matthew (Dene) Janssen of Dixon, Cody (Stephanie) Janssen of Nelson and Stacey (Roy) Garcia of Sterling; his brothers: Bill (Sandra) Vondrak of Jacksonville, FL, Bruce (Ann) Janssen of Rockford and Dave (Debra) Janssen of Nelson; his sister Karen (Bill) Freres of Oconomowac, WI; 8 grandchildren, Taylen Halgren, Chase Janssen, Trista Janssen, Makenzie Janssen, Haley Janssen, Noah Garcia, Alecia Garcia and Briella Garcia; and his special friend Grace Hurd.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece, Jenna Janssen.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about your loss. You have our deepest sympathies.

Posted by Joe & Sue Lewandowski - Nelson   February 18, 2016

I'm sorry I messed up on my sign in.
I'll keep the family in my prayers.t

Posted by Debbie Dean Delatore - Auburn, CA - Friend   February 17, 2016

I remember Doug from when we were kids. We lived next door and Doug was a good kid. We always were at the school playing, or riding our bikes.
I'm very sorry to hear of the loss to the family and close friends. Please be assured Doug will always be in your heart, he isn't gone.
I haven't seen Doug since we left Nelson when I was nine, but have been thru Nelson and always drove by our old foundation and Doug's parents house. Lots of found memories.
Bless You Doug, Rest In Peace in the arms of your loved ones who greeted you.

Posted by Debbie (Dean) Delatore - Nelson, IL - Neighbor   February 17, 2016

I was a high school classmate and remember he always had a smile for every one
Cherish your memories of this fine man and know that our prayers are with his family

Posted by Edward Bontty - San Diego, CA - Classmate   February 16, 2016

Stacey and Roy,
So very sorry to hear about your loss....sending big hugs and fervent prayers for you guys and your dear family.May God give you strength to carry you through this Time. AMEN
Gina, Gary,Jakob, & Anton Frank

Posted by Regina Fiorini-Frank - Sterling, IL - Friend   February 16, 2016

So sorry to hear about Doug!!

Posted by Sue Gray - Rock falls, IL - Classmate   February 16, 2016


Dear Stacey, Roy, Noah and Girls, Our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers are with you. Your wrestling family is here for you, for whatever you may need. Sending hugs and sympathy.
Neil, Jean, Maddie and Brandon

Posted by Jean, Neil & Maddie Richmond and Brandon Snodgrass - sterling, IL   February 16, 2016


Matt, Cody, Stacey & Families,
I'm so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I know you all loved him dearly. You all have been in my thoughts daily.
I love you.
Sherry Gernenz-Siedenburg

Posted by Sherry Siedenburg - Stockton, IL - Family   February 16, 2016

So sorry for ur loss he was a good man prayers go out to the family

Posted by Vicky Simmons - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   February 16, 2016

So said to hear of Dougs passing. We all had a lot of fun on Rock River, fishi
ng and boating. I'm sure he will be missed by many.

Posted by Cal and Linda Tedrick - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   February 16, 2016

You'll be forever in our hearts

Posted by Darwin and Debbie Austin - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   February 16, 2016

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Margaret Miller-Beltran - Neighbor   February 16, 2016


Dear Cody & Stephanie, girls... I'm so sorry for you loss, and shocked. I only heard that your Dad was ill this past Sunday. I pray for peace and acceptance for your family. There's no pain anymore, no fear, only peace. Hold tight to your memories. Love you all!!! Stephanie... when Grandma Girton passed we knew she was dancing again. Their spirit remains when we remember them, and honor those memories. See you all soon. Rhonda L Crawford

Posted by Rhonda Crawford - Sterling, IL   February 16, 2016