Frederick Verle Janzen

1936 ~ 2019

Fred passed away November 21, 2019, in his home in Murray, Utah, from cancer. His life could be summed up by his gentle kindness and concern for others. He deeply loved his family and his family deeply loves him and will so forever.

Fred was born March 14, 1936, in American Falls, Idaho, to Frederick Charles Janzen and Nellie Eleanora Michaelis, who preceded him in death. He now joins them, his two sisters, Donna Carmel Neal and Beverly Gale Fitzgerald, and his eternal sweetheart Genevieve ("Jennie-Jan") Sheriff Janzen, in heaven—what a glorious reunion! He is survived by his children F. Wayne (Cheryl), Matthew (Paige), Darin (Melinda), and Brian (Rebekah); step-sons Steven D. Fowler and David M. Fowler (Leopoldo); grandchildren Nick (Mandi), Pete (Dani), Alex (Valerie), Tori (Connor), Daniel, Ashley, Benjamin, Sarah, Samuel, Andrew, Kyle, Jonathan, Joshua, and Jacob; and great grandchildren, Addie, Juni, Finn, Emma, Calvin, and Kai. He was proud of you all.

Fred dedicated his life to helping others, first as a social worker and then as a professor for the University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and devoted his life to serving God and his fellow neighbor.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Revere Branch, 981 E. Revere Circle (5550 S.), Murray, Utah. Family and friends may visit Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the branch. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.