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Richard J. Regier

Richard J. Regier

Posted on 23 August 2012 by vunruh

Richard RegierOctober 30, 1940 – August 1, 2012Richard Regier (’64) passed away August 1, 2012, at the age of 71. His wife of 51 years, Florence, and daughter Christine Fordyce (Michael), sons Randall, (Vicki) and Samuel (Allison), eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. A. Regier and Ruth Elizabeth Welty.

Richard was a man of many interests and loves. Over the years of his life, he was an inspector for the State Highway Commission of Kansas, an activities director for Prairie View Mental Health Center in Newton, Kansas. After moving to Pratum, Oregon, in 1971 he spent many years farming with Dave Roth, then moving on to operating his own auto-body paint and repair shop. During all these years there was always time to listen to someone’s story, share a joke or offer a helping hand. In 1992, Richard finally gave in to the call that had been on his heart for many years, he accepted the pastorate at Zion Mennonite Church in Hubbard, Oregon. He served for 10 years, retiring in 2002. His retirement years were filled with restoring motorcycles, going on many pleasurable rides with friends and best of all some rides with his granddaughter Katy. The BMW meets in John Day each summer were a highlight of the year for him.

His last project was the creation of a ’51 Chevy pickup street rod, a fulfillment of his teenage dreams. Sadly, lung cancer made it impossible to fulfill the dream of “cruising” down Main with his sweetie by his side. Six short months after diagnosis he slipped away in the quietness of his living room with his wife and daughter at his side.

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Brad Waters marries Michie Mori

Posted on 23 August 2012 by vunruh

Brad Waters (’06) was united in marriage to Michie Mori on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

He writes, “After meeting in Japan and serving in outdoor adventure sports ministry together for the past 4 years, we saw God leading us together. Our families were able to join us for a wedding ceremony in Hawaii with receptions in the U.S. and Japan.

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Orlando Earl Janzen

Orlando Earl Janzen

Posted on 06 August 2012 by Mel Friesen

Orlando “Lon” Janzen was born to Hank and Elizabeth Janzen on Aug. 1, 1932, in Clyde, N.D.  He was the third child in a family of six children and grew up working on the family farm.

He was educated in Munich, N.D., and attended college at Grace Bible Institute (now Grace University) in Omaha, Neb..

While at Grace, he met Mamie Wedel. They were married August 14, 1954, in Ringwood, Okla., and made their home in Enid, Okla., where they raised three children, Randy, LaVonne and Brenda.

Lon was a gifted piano tuner for more than 40 years and enjoyed farming for many years.

As a young teen, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord and enjoyed serving in his church as a Sunday school teacher, choir director and singing in a men’s quartet.

In 2010, Lon and Mamie moved to Reedley, Calif.  Lon was a resident of Palm Village Retirement Community when he passed from this life on Thursday, July 26, 2012.  He was a faithful husband and father and will be forever loved by his family.

Lon was preceded in death by his parents, Hank and Elizabeth Janzen; a brother, Arnold Janzen; and a sister, Alice Dick.

He is survived by his wife of more than 57 years, Mamie Janzen; three children, Randy Janzen and wife Sharon of Visalia, Calif., LaVonne Unruh and husband Tim of Shafter, Calif., and Brenda Luskey and husband Michael of Enid, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Dustin Janzen and wife Rachel, Annie Janzen, Renee Janzen, Stephanie McCaslin and husband Dustin, Travis Unruh, Sean Luskey and Andrew Luskey; one great-grandchild, Faith McCaslin; one brother, Orval Janzen; and two sisters, Leona Heppner and Betty Unruh.

 

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