Charley Jansma

Date of Death: Nov 11, 2020
Charley Jansma

1934 - 2020

Charley Jansma, 86, of Waupun, passed away peacefully on November 11th, of 2020 at Waupun Memorial Hospital.

Charley was born August 11, 1934 in the Netherlands, the son of Cornelius and Jessie Wierenga Jansma. In 1947 the family immigrated to the United States. On December 11, 1953 he married Catherine Homan at Alto Christian Reformed Church. Following their marriage the couple resided in the Waupun area where Charley owned and operated West Main Lumber in Waupun for 27 years. While residing in Waupun, Charley was an active member of First Reformed Church where he served on many administrative boards and committees. In 1993 they moved to Princeton and were members of Calvary Lutheran Church. In 2015 they moved back to Waupun.

Charley is survived by his wife of 66 years, Catherine Jansma of Waupun; 6 children: Rosalie (Jerald) Riel of Waupun, Diane (David) Riel of Ripon, Sharon (Richard) Oosterhouse of Markesan, Thomas (Patty) Jansma of Alma, Sue (Ronald) Reichhoff of Waupun, and Fay (Michael) Ploeger of Edgerton; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four brothers: Louis (Gladys) Jansma of Waupun, Garret (Marcia) Jansma of Waupun, Norman (Shirley) Jansma of Waupun, and Wilbert (Carol) Jansma of Brandon; along with several nieces and nephews.

Charley was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother.


Private family services will be held.



  1. Roger and Jackie Freund Says: November 13, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. My God bless the family and give each the strength needed during this time.

  2. Sorry for your guys,s loss my deepest condolences sympathy thoughts prayers loves hugs kisses out to the family

  3. Aggie Vande Zande Says: November 14, 2020 at 8:12 am

    May God grant you His peace & His comfort always. My sympathies & love to the entire family.

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