OBITUARY

Robert Dale Janssen

22 August, 195113 August, 2020
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Robert Dale Janssen, age 68, of Belton, Missouri passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Robbie was born August 22, 1951 the son of the late Robert Sr. and Bea Janssen at MacDill AFB in Tampa Bay, FL. His father Robert was in the Military and the family moved around the country. In 1964 Robbie's father Robert was called to duty at the Richards Gebaur AFB at that time they packed up and moved from Kincheloe AFB in Michigan to come to Belton, MO.

Big Rob attended Ray-Pec High School where he wrestled, played football, threw the discus and shot put in track and field events. 1969 Robbie graduated high school and pursued a career in construction where he owned his own business. Some of his favorite activities were racing cars, fishing & drinking with his buddies.

Robbie is survived by his brother, Benny and wife Cheryl Janssen of Peculiar, MO and his 4 son's Aaron, Floyd, Michael and Kyle also survived by Robbie and Margie's 7 grandchildren Samatha, Rebekha, Ashlie, Dakota, Shyanne, Ethan & Sutton.

A walk-thru Visitation for Robbie will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at McGilley & George Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 12913 Grandview Road, Grandview, MO 64030. Followed by a luncheon at Elk Lodge 13600 Arrington Rd, Grandview, MO 64030.

Please Note: Masks are required at the visitation.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com for the Janssen family.

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  • Walk-thru Visitation

    Saturday, 22 August , 2020

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Jim Stephens

August 21, 2020

Rob,
Old friend, you left much too soon. I still had so much to share with you, but we had many good times and made fond memories of our friendship. Our way wasn’t to worry or to judge about what was missed in the past, but to always meet in the present and celebrate the day. We could live our separate lives, not seeing each other for long periods of time, but pick right back up when we would again meet up. I have so many memories of our friendship. It was our sophomore or junior year of high school on a football field, when I looked up from the ground to see a freight train going around the right end, run over two guys on the opposing team and rumble 60 yards to the end zone. I also saw a tear from your eye betray your tough-guy façade when you wept for my child. Those were but highlights of our life-long friendship! We shared many nights of too much beer and too much driving around and I haven’t had my back popped properly in a very long time. Your generosity was obvious when I needed some drywall work done in my home. You brought a crew but wouldn’t accept payment, “just don’t let the beer run out.” I think what I’ll miss the most is just knowing that you are out there and could drop by at any time. I’ll remember you best in your truck and bass boat, cooler full of beer and a big grin on your face, waving and saying ”later.”
“Later” my friend.
Jim

Katy Sargent/Brammer

August 20, 2020

Dear Jansen family,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Robbie was a wonderful friend to everyone he knew. I remember him as a sweet gentle giant who always had a smile and a positive attitude. The world was a better place with him in it. He will be missed. I’m so sorry for your loss.

With loving thoughts,
Katy Sargent/Brammer

david lockard

August 20, 2020

Spent many happy times fishing with Robbie. He held me upside down by my ankles in the back of his Ranger boat to replace a blown fuse during a tournament. The opposing fishermen who saw us were laughing so hard they couldn’t compete. I will never forget Robbie’s laugh or personality. A good friend of over 40 years. RIP

Rikki Cantrell

August 19, 2020

I was a CMT at Crown. He was the best part of my day! He always came to see me and give me some gum 😊. He always made me smile! I will miss him greatly! ❤

Cathy (Rice) Houseman

August 19, 2020

When we moved to Belton in 1966 Rob was the first person I met. I was kinda shy and he took me under his wing, we became best friends. Later on we would see each other occasionally and every time we did it was like in high school, best friends all over again. My heart hurts that he is gone now and I will miss him. Love you Rob 😭❤️🙏

Deanie Rice-Hastings

August 19, 2020

My favorite memory of Robbie was when we “Rice girls” first moved to Belton and started school at Ray-Pec. Our parents worked a lot of late hours and Rob would come to our house and stay with us until our Mom and Dad got home. Our Dad trusted him with his three daughters and knew that Robbie would never let anything happen to us. He was our best friend, our protector and our confidante. We loved him like a brother. We are so thankful for all of the great memories we have of time spent with him. Rest In Peace, Rob. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Janssen family.

Lori Bacon (Rice)

August 19, 2020

My memories of Rob are from when I was a little girl. That’s been 50 years ago.
He was best friends with my sisters Cathy & Deanie.
I remember I use to use him as my Jungle Gym. Climb all over him, hang from his arms. He never cared one bit.
More often than not he would sit on the couch and let me put sponge rollers in his hair. For a teenage guy.... that’s something.
Now that I’m grown, it just makes me feel like he had to love me. ❤️😭
My heart is breaking for all of you. RIP Rob. You will forever live in our memories.

Cassady Anneler

August 18, 2020

I was a CNA that cared for Robert for about 2 years. He will always hold a spot in my heart! We where a lot alike in many ways, one being our love of food. When I'd be eating he'd come rolling up to me, didn't have to say anything, just raised his eyebrows looking at my food and I'd sneak him a little and off he'd go. Funny looking back at it. He'd always repay the favor anytime he'd have goodies, kindly offering it me. Behind that big burly man was a soft spot for the ones that treated him well.

Bud Lager

August 18, 2020

Rest in Peace, old friend. My prayers and condolences to the family. I've known Robbie for 50 years. During that time, his close personal friendship was a treasure to me. I don't mind saying that I loved that man. Robbie is a legend around the Belton, Missouri area and will be sorely missed by everyone that knew and loved him. I know that he treasured his family and friends and would literally give them the shirt from his back. For that matter, he would do the same for anyone in need. The world was a better place because he walked in it.

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