Karl H. Janssen (93) of Ormond Beach, FL died February 7, 2022.
Karl was born in Pittsfield, MA, the son of the late Karl and Marguerite (Borden) Janssen. After graduating from Pittsfield high school in 1945, he joined the General Electric Company as an apprentice draftsman. He retired after 44 years of service as manager of engineering design and documentation, having worked in Pittsfield, MA, Huntsville, AL and Daytona Beach, FL. He served as a Sergeant assigned to the First Cavalry Division headquarters in Korea in 1951 and was discharged as NCO in charge of the First Armored Division Artillery Specialist School in Fort Hood, TX.
Karl was involved in a number of organizations, having been secretary and newspaper editor for the Apprentice Association, vice president of the American Federation of Technical Engineers Local 140, president of the Foreman’s club, a chapter chairman of the Elfun Society and president and manager of several sports leagues and teams. In Huntsville, AL, he was Chief Deputy and Deputy of the Year with the Madison County Sheriff Reserves Unit. More recently, he was president and member of the Hall of Fame of the Daytona Beach Bowling Association. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 3800, the Elfun Society, the Korean War Veterans Association, USBC Bowling Association and a communicant of St. Brendans Church. Karl enjoyed woodworking and working at M & M Systems where he worked part time until he turned 91.
He leaves three sons, Michael (Keri), Edward (Susan) both of Oviedo and Eric of Ormond Beach, one daughter, Karlene (Hank) McConnell of Ormond Beach, nine grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Marlene Rice Janssen of Ormond Beach and sisters, Shirley (Philip) Winnard and Margaret (Charles) Rice and brother Richard (Ellen) Janssen of Pittsfield, MA. Service will be announced at a later date.