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Obituaries

Obituaries

Herman Alvin Janzen 1914 - 2005 San Jose, Calif.

Services for Herman Alvin Janzen, 90, San Jose, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stone Church of Willow Glen in San Jose. Inurnment will be at a later date in Hillsboro, Kan.Mr. Janzen died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Lincoln Glen Manor in San Jose.He was born Aug. 9, 1914, in Hillsboro, the son of Ferdinand Janzen and Susie Doering. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1932 and received a degree in civil engineering in 1939 from Kansas University. He received a master's degree in public health in 1951 from the University of California, Berkeley.Mr. Janzen worked for the U.S. government in Brazil in the late 1940s. He later established the Western District Office for the Kansas State Board of Health in Dodge City, Kan., and later worked for the board in Chanute, Kan. He was a sanitary engineer with U.S. AID in 1956-58 in Saigon, Vietnam. He later worked for the City/County Health Department in Kansas City, Kan., was a sanitary engineer with the State Department of Health in Olathe, Kan., from 1963 to 1966 and worked for the Santa Clara County Health Department from 1966 to 1974. He then returned to the Kansas State Board of Health in Topeka, Kan., until he retired in 1979. Mr. Janzen was a member of Theta Tau engineering fraternity, the KU Alumni Association and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.He married Francis Fussman. She died in 1960. He married Sylvia White. They divorced in 1973. He later married Dulcie Janzen, who survives, of the home.Survivors include two sons, Frank, Lawrence, Kan., and Bill, Netanya, Israel; two daughters, Heidi Janzen, Carlsbad, and Sue Moffat, San Jose; two sisters, Linda Funk, Hillsboro, and Violet Bartel, Shafter; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.