In memory of

Macel Janssen

September 28, 1935 - December 24, 2018
From: Sac City, IA
Macel Janssen

Macel Janssen

Born: September 28, 1935
Died: December 24, 2018
Age: 83
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   Macel Janssen, age 83, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City, IA.  Macel was born on September 28, 1935, in Schaller, IA, to Gerald and Fae (Harris) Niceswanger.  She grew up in the Sac City area and attended grade school in Nemaha and Sac City, graduating from Sac City High school in 1953. 

   On June 6, 1954, Macel was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Marvin “Jiggs” Janssen, at the United Methodist Church in Sac City. They were blessed with four children: Janet, Jerry, Joni and Jennifer.  They made their home in Sac City where Macel worked as a Medical Transcriptionist for Loring Hospital. She was an amazing typist. In 1980, Macel switched job locations and they moved to Sioux City and then later, in 1999, returned to Sac City where Macel worked another 10 years for Loring Hospital.

  Macel and Jiggs enjoyed traveling together; you could always find them going out for a drive. In her free time, Macel enjoyed cross-stitch and quilting, she made all of her children quilts. She loved to read and scrapbook photo albums. Macel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed by those who loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 64 years Marvin “Jiggs” Janssen of Sac City, IA; children: Janet Lewis (Dennis Lawyer) of Indianola, IA, Jerry (Chris) Janssen of Sioux City, IA, Joni (Donnie) Rench of Norwalk, IA, and Jennifer (Jeff) Boland of Plano, TX; grandchildren: Nicole (Aaron) Giddings, Justin (Jessica) Lewis, Lindsey (Tim) Laielli, Jill (Richard) Jeffords, Michael Janssen, Jason (Ashley) Rench, Ashley Rench, Hailey and Macey Boland; great-grandchildren: Caleb, Mallory and Nolan Giddings, Eden, Charlotte and Henry Lewis, Emery and Toni Laielli, Devin, Alee, Ashlynn, Logan and Dominic Jeffords, Tregan, Jacob and Cameron Janssen, and Alexander and Zoey Rench; and other extended family members and friends.

   Macel was preceded in death by her parents.

1:30 p.m., Thursday
December 27, 2018
United Methodist Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Missy Brown
Macel's Grandchildren
5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday
December 26, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

"In the Garden"
"Because He Lives"

Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:17 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss Jiggs. Your family has always been a part of my life and the world will be a sadder place without Macels smile.”
- Julie ( Mendenhall) Determan
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9:45 AM
“Thinking of you and your family Jiggs. We are in Az. so didn't get to visitation but have been keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, We missed seeing Macel out there with you this summer when you golfed. Didn't know all her talents for hospital until I read obituary. You were blessed with long years together. May God give you His peace that only He can give us. Don & Mary Ellen Hatch”
- Mary Ellen Hatch
Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 10:46 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss; I met Macel several times, and always found her to be so sweet and caring for her family. All my love to all who cared so much for her!”
- Anne Docarmo
Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
“I was so sorry to see this. I have fond memories of getting you t6o circle. I have thought of you often. My sorrow is with you Jiggs, You were such a cute couple.”
- Crickett Donovan
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 6:23 PM
“Jiggs, so sorry to read of Macel's passing. Terry and I remember both of you fondly. Very happy to see that you returned to Sac. We miss many of our friends we made there during our approx. 20 yrs. God bless you and all the family. Warmly, The Alcorns”
- Mariann Alcorn
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 6:23 PM
“Jerry and family deepest sympathy for your loss. Know we are thinking about you and sending prayers and love. Jodi and Doug”
- Jodi Stevenson
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 6:23 PM
“We're so sorry for your loss. Macel was always an upbeat person and full of fun. I talked to my sister; Phyllis and she said they always had the best class reunions because Macel was good at all the details. We share your loss.

- Betty Watkins
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 12:05 PM
“Thinking of you Jiggs and all your family.”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 12:05 PM
“Jennifer and family, your mom was always so kind and her smile brought so much joy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Jennifer (Roose) Quest
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9:56 AM
“My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marcel. May the cherished memories you have help sustain you during this time. May we always have hope in Gods promise to eliminate death in the future recorded at Rev. 21:3, 4. Prayers are said for the peace of your family.”
- Naomi & Randall
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