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Pamela Sue Jansen

June 11, 1956 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Pamela Jansen Obituary

Pamela Sue (Garing) Jansen, 67, a beloved soul cherished by many, peacefully transitioned from this earthly existence to her heavenly abode, surrounded by her loving family, on March 26, 2024, in Tucson, AZ. Pam entered this world on June 11, 1956, born to Robert and Mary (Rhodes) Garing in Fowler, IN. She grew up in Rockville, IN, alongside her two younger brothers, Jeffery and Daniel.

In 1976, Pam graduated with an AA in Accounting from Ivy Tech College in Terre Haute, IN. While in Terre Haute, she crossed paths with her soulmate &  life partner, James Jansen. Their union was blessed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rockville on May 14, 1977.

Following Jim's graduation from the IU School of Dentistry in 1980, they embarked on a journey to Kendallville, IN. There they founded Jansen Family Dentistry. For nearly 40 years, Pam dedicated herself to managing the accounting and business aspects of their warm, family-centered dental practice. The fruits of their compassion were evident in the care they offered to their patients.

Pam's life was enriched by her daughters, Heather Rose Jansen (born in 1981) and Hilary Rae Jansen (born in 1985). Her passions extended beyond her professional life; she found joy in live music, photography, and birding. She is remembered for her hospitality and sense of style.  Pam’s adventurous spirit led her to explore the world, forging lasting friendships wherever she went. In 2021, Pam and Jim embraced a new chapter in Tucson, Arizona, savoring the sunshine and dry climate together. 

Pam leaves behind cherished memories in the hearts of her family. She is preceded in death by her mother Mary and her brother Jeffery. She is survived by her husband Jim, her daughter Heather, her partner Andrew McDade, her daughter Hilary, and her husband, Matthew Kitsemble. She is also survived by her father Bob and brother Dan. Pam was deeply loved by her brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, friends from her hometown and adopted hometown, and the diverse people she encountered during her travels.

Pam's vibrant life had many traits, but her genuine care and affection for those she held dear will forever be remembered and cherished. A burial service will be held at 1 p.m. on May 18, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetary in Avilla, IN. A Celebration of Pam’s Life will be held immediately after at the Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville, IN. 

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Burial of Cremated Remains
May 18, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
North Main Street
Avilla, IN 46710
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Celebration of Life
May 18, 2024

1:45 PM
Mid America Windmill Museum
732 South Allen Chapel Road
Kendallville, IN 46755
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