Melvin Duane Jantzen, born June 9, 1931, to Elizabeth and David Jantzen of Newton, went to be with Jesus on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Elvera Reimer-Jantzen, in 1997.
He leaves behind a wife of 19 years, Christianna Norton-Jantzen; his daughters, Karen Jantzen-Dolan of Las Vegas, Shirley Jantzen of Navarre, Fla., and Connie Jantzen-Pierett of Radford, Va.; sons-in-law, Timothy Dolan and Stephen Pierett; stepson, John Norton and his wife Theresa of Las Vega; stepdaughters, Jessica Keen and her husband Corey of Fayetteville, N.C., and Deborah Norton of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren, Zachariah Dolan, Brian Chandler and his wife Country, Kyle Chandler and his wife Holly, Aaron Pierett and Mindy Pierett, Gillian Norton, Malyn Norton, and Kaitlyn and Brianna Keen; and three great-grandchildren, Addy, Elise and Penny Chandler.
Melvin left a tsunami of friendships and love wherever he went. Please love and cherish each other, spreading God’s light and joy in his honor. Please, no flowers or cards. If you want to give, give to the disabled veterans in his name.