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Helmut T. Janzen

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_0018_helmut-janzenHelmut’s first commitment was to Jesus, whom he loved to serve. He did everything with passion and joy. While studying at MB Bible College (now CMU), in Winnipeg, Helmut met Louise at an evangelistic rally where they were both singing with ensembles. He enjoyed teaching at public elementary schools in Winnipeg and Victoria. Helmut was the head of the music department at MBBI. He conducted many school, church and community choirs and pastored churches in Abbotsford, Prince Rupert and Yarrow, B.C. Louise was diagnosed with cancer in 2002 and died in 2005. He married Marjorie and was a loving caregiver as she battled cancer. In 2012, Helmut married Alice Warkentin and they shared great years together. Helmut’s heart was for the church and everyone he met. His greatest joy was to pass on his faith to others. He prayed daily for each one in his family by name.

*corrected Jan. 24, 2017 

  • Birth: April 24, 1929
  • Birthplace:
  • Death: July 24, 2016
  • Parents:
    David Kornelius & Katharina (Tina) (Dueck) Janzen
  • Married:
    Louise Regehr, Aug. 29, 1954 [d. 2005]; Marjorie Funk, February 2008 [May 2009]; Alice Warkentin, December 2012
  • Family:
    Alice; children Rhoda (Karl) Neufeld, Wes (Kim), Kathy (Scot) McLellan, Rod (Lynda); 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings
  • Church:
    Bakerview MB, Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    Chilliwack, B.C., Aug. 24, 1947