MODESTO, Calif. – Eldon Jantz passed away at 90 years of age in April, 2017, after his wife of 66 years, Margaret (Koehn), pre-deceased him in 2015.
He is survived by a sister, Winifred Koehn, Halstead, brother Ross Jantz, Plano, Texas, brother-in-law Boyd Koehn, Halstead, son Phil Jantz (Tonja), California, son Mark Jantz (Lori), Oregon, daughter Barbara Grigsby, Idaho, daughter Marilyn Wheeler (Harold), California, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and extended family.
Eldon was born in December of 1926. One of nine children of Sam and Emma Jantz, he spent his early life on farms in Oklahoma and Kansas. He served a hitch in the U.S. Army and after discharge married and moved to Colorado. They moved to Southern California, raising a family and staying active in their church. After a move to Northern California in the early 80s he retired from the hardware business in 2013 and moved to Modesto where they enjoyed a relaxed environment keeping busy with family, church and friends.
A memorial service was held April 14, 2017, and remembrances may be made to Parkview Christian Estates or Christ Community Church, both of Modesto, California.