Deacon Richard E. Jansing, Jr. (Deacon Dick) 90, of Oakridge Senior Living Community, Stevens Point died Saturday morning, February 26, 2011 at the Crystal River Rehab and Nursing Center, Waupaca. Born June 11, 1920 in Huntington West Virginia.
He served as Assistant Deacon at St. Bronislava Catholic Parish since August 2007 and is a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Dick attended Walnut Hills High school in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Purdue University in 1941.
He was a WWII Veteran retiring from the Army Artillery as a Major.
In 1982 he retired from FMC Corporation after 35 years of service and world travel. Upon retiring he immediately enrolled in the Diaconate Program in San Diego, California. Dick was ordained as a permanent deacon in 1987. He was a member of the
Serra International and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Emmaline; his son Rick (Carole) of Stevens Point;
His daughter Janice of Vista California and three grandchildren, Ian of Chicago Il, Viqi (Gabe) Garcia of Cheyenne WY, and Stephen of Escondido CA. Also survived by sisters, Betsy Foster of Clyde NC, and Doris Neisler of Long Boat Key FL., nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Marge Ivers.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday March 3, 2011 at 10:30am at St. Bronislava Catholic Church Plover. Rev James Trempe officiating. Burial will take place at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Oxford Indiana. Visitation on Thursday from 9:00am until time of service at the church. Pisarski Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center Plover is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers memorials in his name may be made to Knights of Columbus at St. Bronislava Parish.