Friday, May 7, 2021

Updated Obituary - Benny Ray Janssen

Benny Ray Janssen, 74, of Peculiar, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at his home in Peculiar. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm at The Church at Pleasant Ridge in Harrisonville, Missouri, with the family receiving friends from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. 

A live stream will be hosted on the church's Facebook page, which can be found at:

An inurnment will take place at a later date at Wills Cemetery in Peculiar. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Church at Pleasant Ridge in Benny's name.

Benny was born on April 3, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Robert and Benna Bea (Schmidt) Janssen. He was a graduate of the Class of 1966 of Ray-Pec High School. Benny married Cheryl (Sherry) Oldham on June 14, 1969 in Peculiar, Missouri. He spent his career working as a field mechanic for Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) and after 33 years, he retired in 2000. Benny had a life-long love of fishing, was a member of The Church at Pleasant Ridge, and will be missed by all that knew him.

Benny was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robbie Janssen. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Janssen of Peculiar; his sons: Dan (Jennifer) Janssen of Lone Jack, MO, and Matt (Tammy) Janssen of Archie, MO; his daughter, Trish (Eddie) Bray of Archie, MO; his 12 grandchildren: Jarrett Janssen, Ben Janssen, Bre Janssen, Kaleb (Shayla) Bray, Kody Bray, Madison Janssen, Tom Janssen, Hope (Jacob) Hester, Destiny Janssen, Hunter Wilson, Hope Wilson, and Hanna (Nathan) Davis; and his 6 great-grandchildren: Dawsyn, Deegyn, Henry, Jacob Jr., Ashlynn, and Eli.

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