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  • ID: I108618
  • Name: Oliver JANTZI
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: /Yantzi/
  • Birth: 1922 in East Zorra Twp, Oxford Co, Ontario
  • Death: 10 AUG 2007 in Stratford, Perth Co, Ontario
  • Burial: 14 AUG 2007 East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery
  • Reference Number: 108618
  • Note: YANTZI, Oliver - 88, of Tavistock, passed away, in Stratford General Hospital, on Friday, August 10, 2007. He was born in East Zorra township, Oxford County on September 7, 1918, a son of the late Jacob R. Yantzi and the former Mary Iutzi. Oliver was a member of Grace Mennonite Church. He had served as Pastor of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, East Zorra township, for many years. Along with his family, he had owned and operated Yantzi Hardware in Tavistock since 1961. He married the former Ada Mabel Zehr at Cassel Mennonite Church, East Zorra township, on December 31, 1941. She predeceased him on November 16, 2006. Oliver is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Carol Yantzi of Tavistock; his daughter, Ruth Yantzi of Tavistock; three grandchildren, Kowanda Furlong and husband Michael of Stratford, Jeffrey Yantzi and Dennis Yantzi, both of Tavistock; two great-grandchildren, Megan and Matthew Furlong; four brothers, Omer Yantzi of New Hamburg, Elmer and wife Elma Yantzi of RR 1, Tavistock, Nelson and wife Ruth Yantzi of Tavistock, and Arthur and wife Edna Yantzi of RR 2, Tavistock; three sisters, Lucinda Yantzi and Marie Yantzi, both of RR 1, Tavistock, and Velma Witzel of RR 2, Tavistock; two sisters-in-law, Vera Yantzi of Milverton and Doris Yantzi of New Hamburg; "Zehr" brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Austin and Helena Zehr of New Hamburg, Elizabeth Zehr of Tavistock, Elmer and Emily Zehr of Hesston, Kansas, Edward and Laurene Zehr of RR 7, Woodstock, and Dorothy and Lester Bechtel of Kitchener, and many nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by two brothers, William Yantzi and Andrew Yantzi; his sister-in-law, Marie Yantzi; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Emmanuel Zehr and Emma Brenneman; "Zehr" brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eldon Wagler, Amos Zehr, Orval Lichty, John Worden and Violet Zehr. Relatives and friends were received in the Francis Funeral Home , 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and will be received today (Monday) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th Line, on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Howard Bean and Earl Koch will officiate. Interment in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, 16th Line. As expressions of sympathy, donations to World Missionary Press, Christian Aid Ministries or a charity of one's own choice would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 519-655-2431.



    Father: Jacob R JANTZI b: 1890
    Mother: Mary S JUTZI b: 1894

    Marriage 1 Ada Mabel ZEHR b: 1922 in East Zorra Twp, Oxford Twp, Ontario
    • Married: 31 DEC 1941 in Cassel Mennonite Church, East Zorra Twp, Oxford Co, Ontario
    Children
    1. Has Children Living JANTZI
    2. Has No Children Living JANTZI
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