|Birth: ||Jul. 7, 1921|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 2010|
NORTH NEWTON — Helen R. Janzen, 89, passed away on Monday (July 26, 2010) at Kidron Bethel Health Care in North Newton.She was born on July 7, 1921, to Cornelius J. and Marie Friesen Schmidt. She grew up near Goessel, attending Tabor Mennonite Church. She was baptized on June 14, 1939.
She graduated from Goessel High School.Helen married Arthur Janzen on Nov. 6, 1947, at Tabor Church. They moved to North Newton and were charter members of Faith Mennonite Church. She was active in the women's organization. Before the move to Kidron Bethel, she faithfully folded bulletins every week.She was a homemaker but also worked at Moors in Cedar Village and at the MCC North Newton cutting room. She made many friends while selling Amway products.After Arthur retired, she assisted him for 19 years, making and selling his wood creations at craft shows.Survivors include one son, Randall and his wife Rachel of Turpin, Okla.; granddaughter, Kristina and husband Pete Brady of Liberal; grandson, Kristopher Janzen of Edmond, Okla.; and two great-grandchildren, Skyler and Ashlynn Brady. She has a wonderful group of nieces and nephews in the area who have helped her in many ways.Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; brothers, Ferd (Edna), Jake (Hazel) and Edwin; and sisters, Olga (Henry) Pankratz, Alice (John) Dirksen, Esther (Herbert) Klassen, Mary (John) Golden and Martha (Abe) Peters.Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton.A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Mennonite Church with the Rev. Gordon Smith officiating.Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. at Tabor Church cemetery. A luncheon will follow the service.Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Mennonite Church or Kidron Bethel.
Cornelius Jacob Schmidt (1879 - 1964)
Arthur Janzen (1918 - 2008)
Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
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