Jantzi, Lucille

Born: Aug 04, 1943
Died: Sep 24, 2017


Jantzi, Lucille
Passed away at the Freeport Health Centre, Grand River Hospital on Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Lucille was born 74 years ago, a daughter of the late Rudy & Irene Jutzi (Jantzi).   Lucille resided in Milverton and was formerly of RR #2 Petersburg.  She was a long time employee of Erb Transport Ltd and a faithful member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church.  For all who knew her, you know how much she loved to visit with people, loved bluegrass music, spending the summers camping at any and all Bluegrass folk festivals and hosting many family dinners.  Her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy, generously showering them with gifts at birthdays and Christmas.
Beloved wife of William (Bill) Jantzi of Milverton.  Loving mother of Brenda Jantzi, Donna Jantzi (Gary Becker) all of Baden, Brian Jantzi (Bev) of Brunner, Sheri Martin (D’Arcy) of Zurich.  Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Rachel Eby (Colin) and their daughter Blake; Kaleb Kliewer, Karissa Kliewer;  Rebecca Kobus (Dan) and their daughters Riley and Kylie, Ashley Jantzi, Kayla Jantzi, Megan Jantzi; Laiken Martin, Aerin Martin, Jadon Martin; and by step-grandchildren Matthew, Melissa, Brandon and Ryan Becker.
Lucille is survived by her siblings Elaine Fretz , Robert Jutzi (Irene), Nelda Brenneman (Ray), Ken Jutzi (Joan) , Mark Jutzi (Karen), Grant Jutzi (Louise), John Jutzi (Juanita), sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Ruth Leis, Louise Gingerich (Ralph), Simeon Jantzi, Maryann Steckley (Ralph).
Lucille was predeceased by brothers-in-law Wally Fretz, Allen Leis, Ken  Jantzi (Marjorie), Wesley Jantzi (Margo) and sister-in-law Gail Jantzi.
Visitation will be held at (PLEASE NOTE LOCATION) the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and again Saturday from 1-3 & 6-8 p.m.  A public interment service will take place at St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, 1967 Erb’s Road Wilmot, on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyder’s Road W. Baden at  3 p.m. with Len Rempel officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or Grand River Regional Health Centre, Kitchener would be appreciated by the family. 
Online condolence and memorial tribute information at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

Visitation Information


Sep 29, 2017


5 - 7 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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2nd Visitation Information


Sep 30, 2017


1-3 & 6-8 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Service Information


Oct 01, 2017


3:00 p.m.


Steinmann Mennonite Church
1316 Snyders Road West
Baden, Ontario
N3A 3K8
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Interment Information


St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery
1967 Erbs Rd. W.

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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

Grand River Regional Cancer Centre
Box 9056 STN C
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 1G3

Mennonite Central Committee
50 Kent Avenue
suite 203
Kitchener, ON
N2G 3R1
(519) 745 - 8458


Condolence from Ken & Ruth Jantzi sent on October 7, 2017

Please accept our sincere condolences. Larry and Carol Erb sent us an e-mail informing us of Lucille’s passing when we were vacationing in Arizona, which meant we were unable to attend the visitation or memorial service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve her loss.
Ruth & Ken Jantzi

Condolence from Bill Jantzi sent on October 3, 2017

Dear Bill and family
Martha and I have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Given my health issues, we decided not to attend the visitation and funeral events.
May God provide for your needs at this time of your grief.
Gerald and Martha Schwartzentruber

Condolence from Stan and Fran Klassen sent on October 1, 2017

Our love and prayers to you and your family, Bill, on the loss of a beautiful woman of faith who always had a smile. She is now a part of this “great cloud of witnesses” fully healed and rejoicing. She is cheering you on as you continue this journey with a hole in your heart, but knowing you will be joined once again some day in the future.

Condolence from Tom Irvin and Carol Warren sent on September 30, 2017

To Bill and family.
Our deepest sympathies go out to all of your family on the loss of Lucille.. We have fond memories of you picking pears in Baden’
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Condolence from Bill and Marilyn Dale sent on September 30, 2017

Our deepest sympathy Bill and family.

Condolence from Alvin and Ruth Wagler sent on September 30, 2017

Praying for you and your family .

Condolence from Wally and Gloria Kollman sent on September 30, 2017

Dear Bill and Family and Jutzi Cousins.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.May God keep you all in the Palm of His Hand.

Condolence from Chris Gascho sent on September 29, 2017

Lucille was a great “other” Mother from our Friday night Bible study group at Mom and Dad’s!!
My prayers are with you all!
Time is so short —
Love, Chris

Condolence from Margaret Gingerich sent on September 29, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Condolence from Anne (Orie) Jantzi, Shane Jantzi, Cheryl Turnbull (Jantzi) sent on September 29, 2017

Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Lucille was a wonderful, fun-loving, beautiful person both inside and out. She will be greatly missed. Many good memories remain of the times spent together with “Greenwood Hill” and the many Bluegrass festivals. Sending love and prayers.

Condolence from Kevin and Lorraine Steckle sent on September 28, 2017

Your mom was a bubbly and energetic lady with a wonderful laugh.
Our hearts are full of sorrow for your family and words cannot say enough. Praying for you in the days and weeks to come.

Condolence from Arnie and Bev Martin sent on September 28, 2017

Bill and family, may the love of God sustain you as you reflect on the memories of Lucille’s influence in your lives.
I have many fond memories of the hospitality and grace shown me by her, and the many Sundays spent with your family. She always made sure I didn’t need to go home from church alone on a Sunday if I had no other plans. God bless you as you remember and mourn a life lived well.

Condolence from Stu & Ruth Ann Steckle sent on September 28, 2017

Sheri & D’Arcy & your family,
May memories of good times shared with your mother / grandmother be a comfort.
Thinking of you with caring prayers & sympathy.

Condolence from Alfred @alice becker sent on September 27, 2017

Our sympathy to Donna and Gary and family and all the Jantzi and Jutzi families .Our thoughts are with you in your loss

Condolence from Murray and Kathy Gerber sent on September 27, 2017

So sorry to hear of Lucille’s passing. Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from JIm and Liz Barker sent on September 27, 2017

Deepest sympathy Mark, Karen and family.

Condolence from Murray& Muriel Poole sent on September 27, 2017

Sorry to hear of your great loss, we realize Lucille suffered a great deal and God realized she had all she could endure, so he called her home.Find comfort in knowing she is free of pain and at Peace.
Our thought and Prayers are with you Bill and Family and your Brothers snd Sisters. Sorry we can’t be there with you in body but we are in spirit

Condolence from Charles & Sharon King sent on September 27, 2017

Our thoughts & prayers go out to Lucille’s family–especially to Sheri, D’Arcy & family, Brian, Bev & family & to Ken & Joan, Mark & Karen

Condolence from Leonard and Marilyn sent on September 26, 2017

So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Norm and Maryann Yost sent on September 26, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to Brian and Bev and Family, and to all the Jantzi and Jutzie Families. We have been in the company of Lucille on several occasions. She sure was a great woman. I had on idea that she was Brian’s Mother or a former Jutzi. May the Lord be with you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Mary Lou Erb sent on September 26, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time

Condolence from Beth Bender sent on September 26, 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Lucille at Erb Transport, she loved to talk about her children and grandchildren, and i loved to listen.
My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Condolence from Kay Cober sent on September 26, 2017

To Ken and Joan. My sincere sympathy , may God be your comfort as you mourn the passing of your sister

Condolence from Sheila and Ron Cressman sent on September 26, 2017

Our sincere condolences to all of the Family .

May You feel the thoughts and prayers for comfort from all of your loved ones during these days of sadness.

Love Ron and Sheila Cressman

Condolence from Dennis an Marlene Estep sent on September 26, 2017

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Byron & Sharon Lindner sent on September 26, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to Donna and Gary and families with the passing of Donna’s Mom.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, today and the days to come 🙂

Condolence from Paul erb sent on September 25, 2017

To Bill and family
At a time like this words are never enough.Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Rose, Calvin April & Hope McCallum sent on September 25, 2017

Dear Bill & family,
Our deepest sympathy with Lucille’s passing.
We are keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.
Love & Hugs,
Rose, Calvin, April & Hope McCallum