Eric Scott Jansing, Dec. 13, 1971 — June 13, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 8:41 p.m. CDT; updated 9:49 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

COLUMBIA — Eric Scott Jansing of Columbia died Wednesday, June 13, 2012. He was 40.

Mr. Jansing was born on Dec. 13, 1971, in St. Louis County to Terry and Sherlynn Jansing.

He married Kari Butcher on Aug. 21, 1999, in Columbia. Together, they had two children, Hailey and Logan. The couple were expecting their third child.

Mr. Jansing is survived by his parents; wife; children; a sister, Jennifer Scanlon, and husband, Gary, of Austin, Texas; mother-in-law, Judy Butcher, of Columbia; father-in-law, Tom Butcher, of Columbia; two sisters-in-law, Kristi Campbell, and her husband, David, of Columbia, and Kim Robbins, and her husband, Rick, of Wisconsin; grandparents, Wil Jansing and Dorothy Melton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Mr. Jansing's grandmother Dolores Jansing and grandfather Sherman Melton died earlier.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to a college fund for Mr. Jansing's children. Checks should be made payable to Eric Jansing Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of Missouri, 3610 Buttonwood Drive, Columbia, MO 65201.

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