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Lewis Janssen


January 2, 2020

Lewis (Lew) Charles Janssen, long time area resident of Coalwood, Montana, died peacefully December 21, 2019 in the home where he was born on their Coalwood ranch. His wife of 70 years, Helen, was at his side.

Lew was born Jan 20, 1926 at Coalwood, Montana to homesteader parents William M. (Bill) (1896-1977) and Hallie A. Warkins Janssen (1903-2001). The youngest of four children he was delivered by his grandmother, Jessie Balcom Warkins. His parents owned the Coalwood Mercantile and Post Office. Growing up at the crossroads of the community he enjoyed people from a young age. He was P...

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