Joel Jansen

Joel Jansen


May 27, 1943 - October 30, 2022


Joel Jansen, 79, of Plankinton, SD, died Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, November 3, at Plankinton United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Mizpah Cemetery in Plankinton. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7:00 PM at the church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live-stream of the funeral service can be viewed at:

Joel Lavaughn Jansen was born May 27, 1943, to Clarence and Mary (Steckman) Jansen in Sioux Falls, SD. He attended Arizona State University, Dakota Wesleyan University, and Dakota State University.

He worked various jobs over the years including South Dakota State Training School for 25 years, Mitchell Fire Department for four years, heavy equipment operator for five years, and for the Aurora County Conservation District.

Joel was united in marriage to Rosemarie Lienemann on August 29, 1984 in Mitchell.

Joel enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf. In his younger years, Joel was a pitcher for slow-pitch softball. He lived for Wednesday night golf during the summer and Sunday Golf Scrambles at Desert Sands Golf Course in Mesa, AZ during the winter.

Joel is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Jansen; sons, Chad (Betsy) Jansen of Mitchell and Lee (Kelly) Schroeder of Upton, WY; daughters, Rachel Anderson of Rapid City and Amy (Brian) Hosman of Sioux Falls; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and brother.



Wednesday, November 2, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Plankinton United Methodist Church
210 E Rd
Plankinton, SD 57368


Thursday, November 3, 2022
10:30 AM
Plankinton United Methodist Church
210 E Rd
Plankinton, SD 57368


Mizpah Cemetery
Plankinton, SD

Posted by Pat Zielenski on November 15, 2022
Joel & I went in the Navy together---were close friends as kids. Sorry to hear he passed.
Posted by Richard Willougby Kenosha, Wisconsin on November 3, 2022
Sympathies on Joel's passing. I remember him well from our High School days as we were together most of the time. He was truly a gifted person and a friend to others.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen(Jack) former neighbor on November 3, 2022
Chad and Betsy. My Deepest Condolences go out to both of you
Posted by Eddie Doris Klose on November 3, 2022
nice guy
Posted by Betty L.Boone on November 2, 2022
So sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to you Rose and family. Wish I could be at his service, but am in AZ right now.
Posted by Terry and Cindy Hoffman on November 2, 2022
Joel was a very kind and caring man, he was always there for his family and friends, we will miss him. Prayers and sympathy to the family.
Posted by Fran Schoenfelder on November 2, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family. Joel had a positive impact on many of the young people that he worked with.
Posted by Randall Lynch (Wayne Johnson/Texas Hunting Group) on November 2, 2022
Prayers and sympathy for the family.
Posted by Eddie and doris on November 1, 2022
Will miss him
Posted by Linda Durst on November 1, 2022
My Deepest Sympathy!
Posted by Linda Heath on November 1, 2022
Deepest sympathies to the family. I worked with him at the training school many years ago. Nice man.
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