Myron D. Jantz, age 71 of Cyrus died Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Stevens County Medical Center in Morris. Visitation for Myron will be on Thursday, April 15th from 3-5 p.m. and continuing from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lake Haven Mennonite Church in rural Starbuck. Visitation will also be Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m.at which time the funeral service will be held. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Moundridge, Kansas. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Myron Dale Jantz was born October 14, 1949, to Harvey and Marian (Unruh) Jantz in Goessel, Kansas. He left this earth for a happier home on April 12, 2021. He was baptized into the Church of God in Christ Mennonite on February 1, 1961. His faith was precious to him and he was faithful to the end.
Myron married Larinda Koehn on September 3, 1971 in Lone Tree, KS. The two shared 49 years of marriage and to their union three sons and two daughters were born. They started life together in their home community of Moundridge, KS. A farming opportunity pulled them to Okolona, Mississippi in 1976. They farmed there for over 20 years before farming took a downturn. At that time Myron turned to trucking. He hauled grain for local farmers until 2003 when an opportunity in Fleetwood, PA led him and Larinda to pull up deep heart ties and start a new adventure. In 2010, the pair again packed the moving truck and headed across the county to Cyrus, MN, where they spent 10 and a half years making new friends. There, Myron was employed as a truck driver for a local dairy until his retirement in November 2019.
Myron didn't know a stranger. He loved family life and small children always brought a sparkle to his eye. He was a creative man. He was a natural engineer with metal and later in life turned to woodworking to occupy his time.
Myron was briefly working as a relief driver for Riverview Dairy when he was called from this life suddenly on the morning of April 12, 2021. The hearts of those who love him ache with loneliness, but each is left with a rich testimony of his love for Jesus.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Larinda of Cyrus; their five children, Pauline Cressman of Hancock, Greg (Deb) Jantz of Ogallala, NE, Mark (Kristin) Jantz of Lewellen, NE, Marshal (Teresa) Jantz of Scott City, KS, and Monica (Ezra) Slabaugh of Ault, CO; son-in-law, Chester Cressman of Stapleton, GA; and 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by his 11 siblings, Carolyn Nightingale, Winona (Wayne) Schmidt, Lowell (Evelyn) Jantz, Ron (Marie) Jantz, Arlan (Barbara) Jantz, Sharon (Albert) Miller, Karleen (Galen) Schmidt, Joyce (Gerald) Smith, David (Betty) Jantz, John (Loretta) Jantz, and Dan (Kandace) Jantz; along with his mother-in-law, Alvina Koehn; bother-in-law, Monroe (Ethel) Koehn, and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Koehn and Amy (Steve) Wenger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Lloyd Koehn; and one brother-in-law, Homer Nightingale.
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