Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton. Laurene was born 85 years ago, a daughter of the late Menno and Susan Jantzi (Nafziger).
Laurene will be dearly missed by her beloved husband Floyd Kuepfer. Cherished mother to; Mark (Mary) Kuepfer, Judy (Marc) Schaeffer, Gary (Mary Lou) Kuepfer, Steven (Sharon) Kuepfer, Colleen (Andy) Martin, Joy (Stephen) Gascho and Brent (Tammy) Kuepfer. Laurene will be dearly missed by her 22 grand children and 16 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters-in-law Mary Jantzi, Norma Mast, Norma Kuepfer, Elmina Jantzi, Katie Wagler, her brothers-in-law Jack (Katie) Kuepfer and Melvin (Amy) Kuepfer as well as by many nieces and nephews. Laurene is predeceased by her daughter-in-law Esther Kuepfer, mother and father-in-law Katie Lichti and John Kuepfer, her brothers and sisters; Samuel Jantzi (Katie), Claytus Jantzi (Fannie), Ezra Jantzi (Katie), Nick Jantzi (Mary), Elmer Jantzi, Norman Jantzi (Laurene), Amanda Gerber (Emmanuel), Harvey Jantzi (Katie), Katie Jantzi (Aaron L.), Aaron N. Jantzi and Leonard Jantzi as well as by her brothers-in-law Mervin Kuepfer, Melvin Jantzi and Elmer Mast.
Laurene was a member of Faith Mennonite Church, Wellesley.
Visitation will take place on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. at Faith Mennonite Church, 1533 Chalmers Forrest Road, Wellesley. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Mennonite Church with the church ministries officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, Milverton assisted with the arrangements.
A special thank you to Knollcrest Lodge for their kindness, care and compassion showed to our mother.
As expressions of sympathy, donation to Alzheimer Society Huron Perth Unit or Christian Aid Ministries would be kindly accepted.
Condolence from Ray and Linda McNichol sent on June 5, 2018
Our condolences to you and your family in your mom’s passing. She was a pleasure to have nursed here at Knollcrest, and your Dad will miss her greatly. We miss her smile and will be remembered as a gentle soul.
Condolence from Joy Miller sent on June 4, 2018
May you feel the arms of our loving heavenly Father surrounding you as you grieve the loss of your wife and mother. I did not know her but am a friend of Steve and Sharon. I have stood where you are and understand the many emotions that go with losing a loved one. May God hold you close and carry you each step of the way. With deepest and heartfelt sympathy Joy Miller
Condolence from Clair and Clara Schnupp sent on June 4, 2018
How we wish we were closer just to be with each of you over this time of sorrow but also celebration. We are thankful Laurene’s suffering is over and she is HOME with her Saviour. Floyd, you and Laurene always made us feel welcome and cared for and loved. Clair and I have been praying for you and your caring family since we heard the news. May you each feel the Good Shepherd carrying you. We love you all. Clair and Clara Schnupp
Condolence from Janice Drexler ( Herrfort) sent on June 3, 2018
She will always be a part of the wonderful memories in my childhood.
Please know me and my family are thinking of you all at this time of sorrow.
Now she will see her brothers and her parents, something Grandpa ( her brother Ezra) always wished for.
Condolence from Laurene Pentelbury sent on June 2, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Condolence from Stacey Ferguson sent on June 2, 2018
My condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Laurene and her beautiful smile will be greatly missed at Knollcrest.
Condolence from Helga, Gary. Jasmine and Chris Censner sent on June 2, 2018
Your mother’s soul is as free as a butterfly now. We don’t wish the sadness that comes with this, but every time you look at a butterfly, you will see her. She has been wanting to be free for so long. Love you all and thinking about you.