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Jantzen, Loretta (1934-1954)
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1954 Jul 15 p. 1
Birth date: 1934
text of obituary:
Girl Drowns In Irrigation Canal
LORETTA JANZEN[sic] LOSES LIFE AS CAR PLUNGES OVER BRIDGE INTO DITCH
Winton, Calif. — Loretta Jantzen, age 20, drowned in an irrigation canal two miles south of Winton, Sunday morning, July 4.
Miss Jantzen, with several others in the car, drove over a narrow bridge without abutments when an oncoming car forced the driver to back up and over too far on one side, plunging the car into the ditch. Miss Jantzen was pinned under the car and was dead when taken out.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, July 6, in the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, with Rev. Ed Jantz and others officiating. The body was sent back to Cimarron, Kansas, where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jantzen, live.
Miss Jantzen has been working here for the past three years. A brother, Alden Jantzen, lives here.