David B. Janssen, 82, Pulaski, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 3, 2021, at his home. He was born October 6, 1938, the only son of Bernard and Audrey (Libert) Janssen. Dave grew up in DePere and graduated from St. Norbert High School. After high school he served in the U.S. Army National Guard, a place where he picked up his culinary skills.
On September 8, 1962, he married Judith Marie Simon at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay. Dave and Judy made their home and raised their family in Green Bay. He had been employed as a salesman for Badger Liquor, and worked as a chef at several Green Bay area supper clubs.
Big Dave enjoyed painting, mostly watercolors. He also liked to spend time in the Northwoods with his family, and was quite proud to bear the title of ‘grandpa.’ He especially enjoyed going out for breakfast or lunch with family or friends. He liked people and enjoyed sitting quietly and having easy conversations.
Survivors include two sons: Scott (Pam) Janssen, Pulaski and Bryan (Darci) Janssen, Ashwaubenon; one son-in-law: Sean Cayce, Green Bay; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Amanda (P.J.) Egan and their children, Jack and Luke; and Alex Janssen and his children: Maddox and Tank; a close family friend: Jay Hendricks; other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, on November 21, 1994; a daughter: Lisa Cayce, on October 31, 2017; and a great-grandson: Joseph Ryan Egan, on March 14, 2018.
Friends are invited to gather with the family at Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 9th. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Fr. James Gannon, O.F.M. officiating, followed by military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans.
Private family committal will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Laney.
Guests will be required to properly wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines while in the funeral home. Masks will be available for anyone who does not have one.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dave’s friend and neighbor, Brian, NEW Rescue, and Pulaski Police Officer, Kyle Betzner, for their care and concern. We would also like to thank Carla Wech, APNP, and the staff at Bellin Health, Pulaski.