Jason J. Jantz, 89, passed away September 30, 2012, at McPherson Memorial Hospital, McPherson, KS. He was born on April 27, 1923 in rural Hesston, KS, the son of Dan and Anna Mae Steiner Jantz. He retired from Pyle Construction Co in 1988 after working 40 years as a finish carpenter. After his retirement, he spent much of his time on his hobby of restoring John Deere tractors.
He married Ella Voth on October 14, 1947 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel, KS. She passed away on December 14, 1990. He lived all of his married life in McPherson.
Jason was a member of Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel, KS.
He is survived by his daughter Karen Fulk and husband Dick of Hesston, grandson Ben Fulk and wife Kim of Manhattan, KS, great- granddaughter Lily Fulk of Manhattan, KS, son Dale Jantz of McPherson, brothers Marion Jantz and wife Evelyn of Richards, MO, Don Jantz and wife Eva Mae of Butler, MO, sisters Bernice Nightengale of Ingalls, KS, and Emily Nachtigal and husband Harry of Hutchinson, KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ella in December of 1990, daughter Donna in August of 1995, grandson Jacob in September of 1996, sisters Adella and Roma Jantz, Waneta Amstutz, and brothers Cecil, Marcellus and Glenn.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel, KS with burial to follow in the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with family present 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home in Hesston, KS. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or the Make-A-Wish Foundation in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home 107 S. Lancaster, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.