Bruce D. Jansen

Feb 05, 2020

Freedom — Bruce Dwain Jansen, 77, passed away Feb. 1, 2020, at Oak Grove Center in Waterville. He was born Nov. 3, 1942, in Kingston, N.Y., the son of Harry and Frances (Whittaker) Jansen.

He attended Kingston, N.Y.-area schools and many firefighter schools during 20 years of service. He was a member of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, Local 94, and enjoyed golf and baseball. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the Navy from 1960 to 1963, when he was honorably discharged. After retiring, he went to drive trucks, which was a dream. He drove long-haul and in New England as owner/operator for RL Hodges and Dysarts in Bangor. He was a volunteer firefighter in Port Ewen, N.Y., and a professional firefighter in New York.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothea “Dottie” (Stahlhammer) Jansen of Freedom; son Todd M. Jansen and wife Julie of New York; two stepdaughters, Karen Traber of Freedom and Donna Collier of Prior, Okla.; three brothers, Harry Jansen of Perry, Ga., Raymond L. Jansen of New York, and James Jansen and wife Haddiann of West Hurley, N.Y.; four sisters, Nancy Jansen Morgan of Frankfort, Ky., Carol of New York, Lois Bundy of West Hurley, N.Y., and Irine Winchell and companion Ken of New York; Janis Jansen, mother of his son, Todd; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Warren Jansen.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in New York at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to do so may make donations in Bruce’s memory to the Vassalboro United Methodist Church, Route 32, Vassalboro, ME 04989.

Arrangements are with Dan & Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, Skowhegan.

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