Terry Jantz

Obituary of Terry Robert Jantz

Terry R. Jantz, age 73, of Stratford, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center .

A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held by family at a later date.

Terry was born on January 25, 1948 in Marshfield; the son of Verlyn and Anita (Hoeft) Jantz. He graduated from Auburndale High School. Terry served two years with distinction in the United States Army as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist (IID) and was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served two tours of duty from April 1968 to April 1969. Terry earned several medals during the war, including the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze service star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 devise and also earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

On January 22, 1972, he was united in marriage to Karen Wyman in the Town of Green Valley. They later divorced in 1998.

Terry had many types of jobs throughout his life up until he was able to enjoy his retirement.

He enjoyed shooting on pool league with his pool buddies. He loved to go camping and cheer on his grandson during baseball and basketball games. He spent a lot of time helping his kids with house projects on which they were working. He also enjoyed just going for a daily drive and especially loved to spend time with his family.

Terry is survived by his sons: Steve (Lori Dunaway) Jantz, Mike (Sheila) Jantz and Mark (Becky Raschke) Jantz; his daughter: Kim (Shawn) Balz; his granddaughters: Ashley and Hanna Jantz; his grandson: Cayden Jantz; his sisters: Betty (Serhan) Demirkan of Florida and Carol Schonfeldt and his nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Verlyn and Anita Jantz and his son, Patrick Jantz.

Terry’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.

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