Harvey Dean Jantzen, 82, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 after battling congestive heart failure and a variety of other aliments.
He was born at home to Dan and Ida (Deckart) Jantzen in Seward County on Dec. 24, 1931.
He married Rochelle Jeanine Light on April 11, 1954 in Kismet. She survives.
He started farming in Seward County while he was still in high school. He was a great farmer and had received awards for exceptional progress in agriculture and contribution to the community.
He moved to Bucklin in 1974 and had a Ranch and farm south of Bucklin where he retired in 2002.
He served in leadership positions on a number of professional and civic boards including Farm Bureau and Kismet and Bucklin Methodist Church.
He always enjoyed singing and being active by sponsoring youth groups in the Methodist Church.
Survivors also include son, Donald (Connie) Jantzen; daughter, Jan (Conrad) Meitl and son Boyd (Wendy) Jantzen; three siblings: Verna Headrick, Merlin (Barbara) Jantzen, and Jean Towle (Unruh); eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three siblings: Ray Jantzen, Vera Shields, and Dan Jantzen, Jr.
• Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at United Methodist Church in Bucklin.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Restlawn Cemetery (Memorial Gardens) in Liberal.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bucklin United Methodist Church.
Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church or Hill Top House c/o Minnis Mortuary, PO Box 516, Bucklin KS 67834.