Anita Jantz

Obituary of Anita Anna Matilda Jantz

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Anita A. Jantz

Age 96, of Colby, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Colonial Center in Colby.

A committal and prayer service will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield. The honor of pallbearers belongs to Steven Jantz, Mike Jantz, Mark Jantz and Kim Balz. At a later time, a celebration of Anita’s life will be held with her family and friends when it is safe to do so. A date and time will be updated.

Anita was born on January 28, 1925 in Abbotsford; the daughter of Gustav and Anna Hoeft. She attended Abbotsford Schools. On July 28, 1943, she was united in marriage to Verlyn Jantz in Marshfield. Sadly, Verlyn passed away on March 14, 2007. Anita was a homemaker and a farmer.

Hobbies included reading books, working her mind with crossword puzzles and picture puzzles and sewing.

Those that will cherish her memory are her children: Carol Schonfeldt of Stratford, Terry Jantz of Stratford, and Betty Demirkan (Serhan) of Crystal River, FL; her grandchildren: Steven (Lori) Jantz of Marshfield, Michael (Sheila) Jantz of Auburndale, Mark (Becky) Jantz of Colby, Kim (Shawn) Balz of Marshfield, Heather (Thomas) Schonfeldt-Campbell of Raleigh, NC, Adam (Trisha) Schonfeldt of Mosinee, Jeffery (Lana) Strout of Florida and Brian (Linda) Strout of Indiana; her 14 great-grandchildren and her nephew, Philip (Mary Rose) Antinori of Romeoville, IL along with many other relatives and friends.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav and Anna Hoeft; her husband, Verlyn Jantz; her sisters, Esther Antinori and Adelyn Rogers; her brother, Lester Hoeft; her grandson, Patrick Jantz and her son-in-law, Dennis Spotts.

Her arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit to share thoughts and condolences.

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