Jan Prins, 85, of Reamstown, passed away Tues., Nov. 5, 2019 at Wellspan Ephrata Comm. Hospital. Born in the Netherlands, he was a son of the late Jacob & Katherina Prins. Jan and his wife, Hannah (Good) Prins, were to celebrate 65 years of marriage this month.
Jan moved to the U.S. in 1952, sponsored by his uncle, Dr. VanLoon. He worked for American Casualty Insurance Co. in Reading, then worked as the manager of the Gulf Station in Bowmansville. Jan turned his hobby of photography into a business and in 1976 started Jan Prins Photography where he established and operated a photo lab. He then worked 10 years at Yoders Markets in the photo lab and most recently worked part time at Weavers Market in Denver. He was also proud to be a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed music, anything jazzy, country & organ. Self-taught, he played the piano, organ & ukulele. Jan enjoyed traveling and took his family camping all over the U.S. and enjoyed many trips to Knoebels amusement park. He was a member of Salem E&R Church in Reamstown & served on church council. Most of all he loved his family and cherished making memories with them.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two children, Ken J. Prins (fiancée, Michelle Ward) of Shrewsbury, & Chris L. Moore (Sean) of Hanover; two grandchildren, Ross J. Hall & Brooke L. Hall; one great-grandson, Eliot Vollmer; brother, Dick Prins; and two nephews, Eddie (Tineke) Prins & Roland (Ylona) Prins. Jan was predeceased by sister-in-law, Kryna Prins.
A Celebration of Life will take place Sat., Dec. 7th at 10:30 AM in Salem E & R Church, 12 E. Church St., Reamstown, PA 17567. www.goodfuneral.com