John Janzow

Obituary of John Frederick Janzow

John Frederick Janzow passed away on March 11, 2020. Born in Lewiston, Minnesota on February 27, 1930, John, son of John and Martha (Mueller) Janzow, grew up with six sisters and two brothers. A graduate of Concordia College, John served at Lutheran schools and congregations in California, Illinois, Kentucky, and Maryland. A principal, teacher, organist, choir director, Sunday school superintendent, youth leader and baseball coach, John’s vision, talent, and boundless energy impacted generations of students and families. Accepting a call to Tucson, Arizona in 1986, John served as principal of Fountain of Life Lutheran School. Post retirement, he served the elderly as tirelessly and inspiringly as he served the young, expanding Fountain of Life’s senior ministry to three nursing homes.

John is survived by Jocelyn, his loving wife of 62 years; sons David (Caroline), Peter (Maria), and Philip; daughter Jill (Henry) Dittmer; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister Margaret and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial donations may be made to Fountain of Life or Cross and Crown Lutheran Church.

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