Kenneth Richard Jansen, 83, of the Tellico Village, passed away March 8, 2020.

Ken was an active member at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. He graduated from the Loyola Academy in Chicago, Ill., and St Mary’s University in Winona, Minn., where he played basketball.

Since he was 9 years old, Ken loved playing golf. He also enjoyed playing poker. He had an excellent sense of humor and enjoyed being with his friends.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Kitty Jansen; daughter, Karen Wardlaw (Robert); sons, Steve Jansen (Jane) and Craig Jansen (Libby); seven grandchildren; brother, Bob Jansen (Mary Ellen); and many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with mass following at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NPH USA at

Click Funeral Home & Cremations-Tellico Village chapel is serving the family of Kenneth Jansen.