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Maurice B. “Morey” Janssens

May 7, 1940 – June 1, 2017


MoreyMaurice Basil “Morey” Janssens, age 77 of Monroe, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.

Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. He will lie in state at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. David Burgard. Cremation with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Born May 7, 1940 in Monroe, Morey was the son of the late Gustave and Helen (Jarosz) Janssens. He married Anna Marie Roth on October 6, 1962 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida. He later married Sandy Goodnough on November 2, 1998 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Morey was a graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School and member of St. John Catholic Church and UAW Local 14. He worked at the GM Powertrain Plant in Toledo, retiring in January of 1995 after 34 years of employment. In addition, he and his wife Marie founded and operated the Grape Pantry on N. Custer Rd. Morey enjoyed traveling, U of M football, and was an avid race car fan, especially NASCAR.

JanssensMorey is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Ron) Kaplan of Kettering, Ohio; five siblings, Richard (Mary Jane) Janssens of Monroe, Leo (Bev) Janssens of Ocklawaha, Florida, Gus (Pat) Janssens of Monroe, Jerry (Diane) Janssens of Monroe, and Jan (Thomas) Monday-Chulski of Monroe; four grandchildren, Alex, Zach, Maxwell, and Mitchell; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Morey was also preceded in death by a son Jeffrey M. Janssens, and a brother, Marion Janssens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 3740 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026, or go to

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4 Responses to Maurice B. “Morey” Janssens

  • Joe and Janet Loruss says:

    Richard I was sorry to hear of your brothers passing. God bless you and the rest of your family in this time. He is no more of this world but God has gained a wonderful angel.

  • mick ortyl says:

    so sorry to hear the news of morey,s passing, knew him many, many years, a great man ,rest in peace.

  • Dianne Janssens King says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire Janssens family at this time of loss of a loved. Prayers are being lifted for your family.

  • Christine says:

    Please accept our condolences at this time of great sorrow! May all the good of his life be passed down upon his wonderful daughter, Jen and her family with Ron, on Mitchell, Maxwell, Zach and Alex and their families. Many prayers for peace and, in time, much joy. Blessings–all the McGraths

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