In memory of
Jelte "Pop Pop" Jansma
Jansma, Jelte "Pop Pop" Jelte Johan Jansma went to meet his son Colin James Jansma at the first tee of God's golf course on March 15, 2017. Perhaps with an eternity of practice he will one day beat Colin on the Links! His children still believe he was a man whose superhuman strength was only matched by his superhuman pride and love for his children, mostly his grandchildren, and great-grandson. We, his children, gained from him a love of life and an understanding that once we had our own children, we became secondary to what he said "It (life) is all about," which meant generation after generation must have the love we enjoyed as children. Nothing conveyed our family's love and togetherness more deeply than our annual family vacation to beautiful Lake Autrain. He is preceded in death by his son, Colin James Jansma; sister, JoAnn Dubridge; brother, J.D. Jansma; and Joan G. Jansma. He is survived by his four forever grateful and loving children, ten grandchildren - with one on the way, and one great-grandson, who will all miss their "Pop Pop." He is also survived by his father, Jack Jansma; sisters, Jane Hofstra, Jessica Jansma, and Jennifer Sanborn; little brother, James Jansma; and his significant other, Kathy DeRuiter. Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 20, at 1:00 PM at Zaagman Memorial Chapel (2800 Burton SE) with 2 hours of visitation prior to the service from 11 AM to 1 PM.
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