On July 23, 2012, Dr. Calvin Janssen went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born on September 25, 1925 to Fred and Lulu Janssen who preceded him in death.
Calvin was a graduate of Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga with a B.A. Degree. He received a M.A. Degree from Baylor University, a Master’s of Theology from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth Texas, and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Dr. Janssen pastored churches in Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas. Dr. Janssen was also a Professor Emeritus from Texas Woman’s University where he taught for twenty years. He also taught at the University of Tennessee, Tennessee Temple, and Baylor University. He was also a writer, consultant, and was involved in many community civic organizations. He was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church where he was a teacher, deacon and an usher.
Dr. Janssen continued working as a Chaplain at Standifer Place Nursing Home in Chattanooga Tennessee until his death.
He was proceeded in death by: his first wife, Florence Moody Janssen; five brothers; John, Melvin and Alfred, Clint, and Nelson.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, daughters and husbands; Diane and Jim Heckman of Caldwell, Texas, Deborah and Greg Thomas of Houston Texas; Denise and Larry Black of Ringgold, Georgia and son and wife, Stephen and Terry Janssen of Springfield, Ohio, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and his sister, Virginia Hartsock of Pekin, Illinois. Funeral services were held on July 26 with burial at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.