Irene Eitel

Irene Eitel, 97, passed away September 28, 2019, at Advent Care Center in Merriam, Kansas.  She was born April 10, 1922 to Henry and Minnie (Deckert) Jantzen in Kismet, Kansas.  She married Jonas Eitel September 3, 1938 in Abilene.  

Survivors include: sons, Gary (Juanita) Eitel of Hepler, Kansas, Vernon (Kathy) Eitel of Shawnee, Kansas, Milton (Gerry) Eitel of Assaria, Kansas; daughters, Sandra Kraig-Kraft of Fargo, North Dakota, Betty Minkler of Anthony, Florida; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.  Predeceased by: husband, Jonas Eitel in 1996; brothers, Elmer, Dan and Roy Jantzen; sisters, Thelma Roberts, Edith McCarthy, Bertha Clark; grandchild, Gordon Biesterfeld.  




Visitation and Funeral Service

Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2019, at Amos Family Funeral in Shawnee, Kansas, officiated by Pastor Mike Fenton.  Family will receive friends from noon until service time at the Funeral Home on Friday.  Interment 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Durham Park Cemetery, rural Durham, Kansas.  


Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions to:

Chapel Oaks Seventh Day Adventist Church

6245 Monticello Road

Shawnee, Kansas 66226




Vitas Hospice

c/o Jost Funeral Home

P.O. Box 266

Hillsboro, Kansas 67063



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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Monday, Sep. 30th 2019 | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Irene Eitel”

  1. Rachel Massey Says:

    It is always so hard to say goodbye. I will always remember Aunt Irene as a kind, gentle but tough lady. She was always working and cooking. Not easy to be a farmers wife. Her passing is truly the end of an era for the Jantzen family. She will be missed!

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