Mennonite World Review - November 2017
Obituaries are emailed to MennObits before MWR is printed. Wording may vary in printed version.
Mennonite World Review - November 6, 2017 - 95th Year, No. 23 - p. 19
Dagen, Lois Susan Graybill
Lois Susan Graybill Dagen, 94, of Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 16, 2017, at her residence in Landis Homes. She was born Oct. 20, 1922, to Henry Benner Graybill and Lena Musselman Martin Graybill in West Earl Township.
She was a graduate of the former West Lampeter High School, class of 1941. She was a member of New Providence Mennonite Church.
She married Paul Lefever Dagen on March 17, 1945.
She moved with her husband and four small children from Lancaster County to Harrisonburg, Va., in 1955 so Paul could attend Eastern Mennonite University. In 1958 they moved to Atmore, Ala., where they lived for 30 years. She assisted her husband with church planting and the development of voluntary service units in the Alabama and northwest Florida district of Lancaster Mennonite Conference as part of the home mission efforts of Eastern Mennonite Missions.
After moving to Willow Street in 1988, she enjoyed volunteering at the Columbia Re-u-zit Shop and, in more recent years, at Landis Homes Retirement Community. She enjoyed her life as a homemaker and being the mother of her five children. Many miles were traveled to church-related functions and to visit family and friends, including multiple trips to Honduras. Pastime activities included reading, word games and puzzles.
Survivors include her five children, Wilmer (Miriam) King-Dagen of Westover, Md., Rose (Rich) Frank of Waynesboro, Dan (Kerri Arnall) King of Joplin, Mo., James of Houston and Eunice (Tim) Beachy of Bremerton, Wash.; four siblings, Jacob Graybill, Orpha Harnish, Eunice (Jesse) Enck and Marie (Levi) Hoover; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Paul, in 2015; a sister, Mary; and five brothers, Mervin, Paul, Arthur, Noah and Omar.
Memorial services were held in West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes Community. Burial was in New Providence Mennonite Cemetery.
Mennonite World Review - November 20, 2017 - 95th Year, No. 24 p. 15
Jantzen, Carroll David
Carroll David Jantzen, 82, of Windsor, Colo., died Oct. 20, 2017. He was born March 22, 1935, to Dave and Elizabeth Jantzen.
He grew up in Newton, Kan., and graduated from Newton High School in 1953. He joined the army that year and served in Korea for 18 months.
He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at First Mennonite Church in Newton in 1950. During his lifetime he was active in church, serving as deacon, elder, Sunday school superintendent, junior high Sunday school teacher, choir member and usher.
He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Kansas until moving his family to Southern California in 1959. There he worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in sales and later as auditor. In 1975, he and his wife, Arlene, purchased a Goodyear franchise in Upland, Calif., and later a second location nearby. He retired in 1985 and moved to Fort Collins in 1992, where he and his wife opened a Christian bookstore. After selling the bookstore, he went to work for the Faith Evangelical Free Church, where he worked in facilities for 15 years.
He enjoyed camping, swimming, golfing and traveling. He and Arlene frequently went to Disneyland or Disneyworld and went on two Disney cruises. He loved to work on his yard and enjoyed God’s creation. Melanoma cancer was discovered on his ear in 1994, so while God blessed him in many ways, there were challenges along the way.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Arlene; three daughters, Debra (Dave) Abbey, Nancy (Barry)?Dineen and Christy (James) Shaffer; a brother, Melvin Jantzen; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Faith Evangelical Free Church of Fort Collins. Burial was in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Guengerich, Glenn W.
Glenn W. Guengerich, 101, of Wellman, Iowa, died Oct. 11, 2017, in Wellman. He was born May 24, 1916, to Joel S. and Magdalena Yoder Guengerich in Plainview, Texas.
He graduated from Wellman High School in 1935 and Coyne Electrical School in Chicago in 1940. On June 21, 1942, he married Elsie Miller in a double wedding with her sister Lydia and his brother Harold at Wellman Mennonite Church.
From 1942 to 1946 he served in Civilian Public Service units in Fort Collins, Colo., Ypsilanti, Mich., and Malcolm, Neb. Then he and Elsie made their home in the Wellman community, where he worked as an electrician and owned Hawkeye Electric. In 2008 he was presented with Iowa’s Outstanding Older Worker award. He was a charter member of Wellman Mennonite Church and a member of the Jolly Men’s Club. He served on the Wellman Fire Department for more than 50 years. He volunteered with the Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale, the Mennonite Historical Society and with Mennonite Disaster Service, including several months of relief work on Kodiak Island, Alaska, after the 1964 earthquake. He enjoyed travel and genealogy. His friendly nature, sense of humor and interest in helping others created many lasting friendships.
Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Elsie, of Wellman; three daughters, Millicent Hershey of Lancaster, Pa., Becky (Dean) Rhodes of Goshen, Ind., and Anna Marie (Jim Yoder) Guengerich of Wellman; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Stoltzfus; and four brothers, Earl, Albert, Willard and Harold Guengerich.
Graveside services were held at Wellman Mennonite Cemetery, with a memorial service afterward at Wellman Mennonite Church.
Memorials may be sent to either Mennonite Disaster Service or the Wellman Fire Department in care of Powell Funeral Home of Wellman.