Herman K. Janshen, 91, of Yakima passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 13, 1916, in Broadview, Mont. to A.C. and Anna (Schoonhoven) Janshen. Herman received his education in Granger. On Nov. 28, 1941, he married Doris Campbell in Lewiston, Idaho. Following their marriage, they made their home in Sunnyside. Herman began working for Roy St. Clair in the Wapato area. In 1943, the family moved to Battle Ground, and Herman worked in the shipyards in Vancouver. Herman later moved back to the Valley and began work at Hanford. He then relocated to Outlook, where he worked for Harriett Trucking. In 1969, they moved to Warden, where he worked as a maintenance operator at a potato warehouse. He retired in 1978.

Herman and Doris continued to make their home in Warden, until her passing in 1994. He then moved to Union Gap until the time of his death.

He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He was an avid gardener and cherished time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his two sons, Kenneth Janshen and wife, Lorraine, of Ontario, Ore. and Ernest Janshen and wife, Jean, of Yakima; two daughters, Dolores Ruehlow and husband, John, of Prosser and Mary Nytka and husband, Tom, of Sacramento, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; his siblings, Francis Janshen and Grace St. Clair, both of Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Herman was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; his three sisters, Bernice Reiswig, Carrie Campbell and Palma Janshen; and one brother, Ralph Janshen.

Viewing and visitation will be held today, Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


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