George Janzen

JANZEN, GEORGE:  Peacefully at McNally House on Monday, February 26, 2018, George Janzen of Smithville in his 74th year.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean (nee Calvert).  He was the loving father of Jason and Karen.  He had a special love for his grandchildren Jacob, Brandon, Serena and Dalton, and his precious great granddaughter Allison "Allie" Janzen.  He leaves his siblings John, twin brother Jake (Martha), Hilda Sostar (Steve) and David.  He was predeceased by his parents John and Anna Janzen.  George was a long-time employee of E.D. Smith & Sons.  He was a member of St. Ann's Community Church.  He was an avid motorcycle rider.  Visitation at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Wednesday, February 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  There will be a private family interment.  A celebration of life service will be held at St. Ann's Community Church, 5425 Twenty Mile Rd (Regional Rd 69), St. Anns, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1st.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to McNally House Hospice would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home.  George will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.