Ervin Jantz


MONTEZUMA — Ervin Walter "Slim" Jantz, 94, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Bethel Home in Montezuma.

MONTEZUMA — Ervin Walter "Slim" Jantz, 94, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Bethel Home in Montezuma.

He was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Montezuma, to David and Anna Schmidt Jantz.

Mr. Jantz was the station manager for the Montezuma Co-op for 35 years until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre.

On Jan. 15, 1950, he married Anna Rose Miller in Deerfield. She died Jan. 1, 2003. He also was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Peter H. Koehn; four brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include three children, Eileen Gillespie of Hugoton, Steve Jantz of Ferguson, Mo., and Susan Russell of Montezuma; two sisters, Elda Giesbrecht of Montezuma, and Carolina Koehn of Moundridge; a brother, Floyd Jantz of Wichita; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Montezuma.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Montezuma. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at Memorials are suggested to Montezuma United Methodist Church or Bethel Home, both in care of the funeral home.


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