Wayne Raymond Jehnsen

October 29, 1953October 6, 2020

Wayne Raymond Jehnsen, age 66, lost his battle with cancer in the comfort of his home in Lansing, MI on October 6, 2020.

Wayne was born October 29, 1953 in Big Rapids, MI to William and Maxine Jehnsen. He graduated in 1972 at DeWitt High School. He went on to become the parts manager at Bill Snethkamp Dodge in Lansing where he won multiple awards from the Chrysler Corporation, one being a trip to Cancun.

He married the love of his life, Johanna Schaner, June 8, 1985.

Wayne enjoyed Rock 'n' Roll music, hunting, fishing, playing pool, and volunteering at the Critter Animal Farm, but most of all being with his family. He dearly loved being around his loving Wife of 35 years and his Grandchildren.

He is survived by his Wife Johanna Jehnsen, Sons Jeremy, of Lansing, Eric and His Wife Katie (Abood) of Jenison, Grandchildren Miranda and Nash Jehnsen, and many In-Laws, Nieces, and Nephews. He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Parents William and Maxine Jehnsen, Brother Bill Jehnsen, his Sister, and his In-Laws Lester and Julia Schaner.

There will be a small gathering in the spring to celebrate Wayne’s life.

Family would like to give special thanks to Sparrow Hospice for the loving care they gave and to all his Friends and Family.

Family would also like to request donations to be sent to the Humane Society of Ingham County in Wayne’s honor.


Wayne Raymond Jehnsen

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Louise Schaner

October 9, 2020

Jo, Jeremy, Eric, Katie, Miranda and Nash,

My heart goes out to you. Words really can't express my feelings. We really had some fun times over the years for sure. I will miss his laugh and kind heart. Love you Wayne..

Jane Schaner Burcon

October 8, 2020

Wayne was always so much fun to be around!
When we “inherited” a small boat,
Wayne got it running. But it didn’t have
any seats. So Wayne suggested we throw 3 lawn chairs in it and off the 4 of us went to tour Pentwater Lake!
Wayne was always in our family and he took very good of my father Lester!
You were and are a blessing Wayne❤️❤️
Jane & Michael