Obituary: Peter R. Jansma


October 31, 1936 – March 22, 2020

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Peter R. Jansma (Pete), age 83 of Lynwood, IL, went to be with his Lord on March 22, 2020.

He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 59 years, Joyce; children: Lori (Jim) Clark, Tim (Pam) Jansma, and Sue (Craig) Schoon; grandchildren: Peter and Andrew (Lauren) Clark, Stephanie and Martin (Marissa) Jansma, and Seth, Holly, and Corey Schoon. Pete was one of 14 children born to Elliott and Clara Jansma. He is survived by siblings: Grace (Harry) Sikma, Ruth VanKley, Arthur (Ilene) Jansma, Carl (Beverly) Jansma, Don Jansma, and James (Butch) (late Gloria) Jansma. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pete was preceded in death by siblings: Richard (Marge) Jansma, Tillie (Cornelius) Koster, William (Norma) Jansma, Elliot (Beverly) Jansma, Mike (Betty) Jansma, Joyce (late Howard) Dockweiler, and Cora (late Don) Slager.

Friends are invited to visit with Pete’s family on Thursday, March 26, 6:00–8:00pm at Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road in Lansing, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at Schroeder-Lauer on Friday, March 27, beginning with a short viewing from 9:00–10:00am and service at 10:00am. Pete will be laid to rest in Skyline Cemetery in Monee, IL, limited to family members only.

Pete was a produce manager at Wilder’s Supermarket in Lansing, a salesman for many companies, and a custodian at First Church Lansing (PCA) and Bethany Reformed in Lynwood. He enjoyed family time, yard work and gardening, bowling, fishing, and fellowship at church. He was a lifelong member of First Reformed Church Lansing/First Church (PCA), of which he was proud.