William E. Jansen, Sr. - age 85, of Linden, died Monday, November 25, 2019. A memorial service will be held 5 PM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. The family will receive friends from 3 - 5 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to American Cancer Society. Bill was born September 27, 1934 in Caro, MI, the son of William G. and Anna (Gray) Jansen. He was raised in Caro and moved to Linden his senior year. Bill married Louise Nelson on May 12, 1955 and raised their family. He retired from General Motors U.A.W. Local 659 with 30 years of service. After retirement they moved to Lakeview, MI. Bill was a life-long Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fan and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Louise; four children, William (Maravic) Jansen, Jr., Cynthia (John) Smith, Steven (Brenda) Jansen, and Michael (Beth) Jansen; six grandchildren, Edwin, Catherine, Bonnie, Jennifer, Kevin, Nathan; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and four sisters. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.