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Herman H. Janzen

December 25, 1937 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 83)


Herman H. Janzen, 83, of Aitkin, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at his home.  He was born December 25, 1937 in Aitkin to Henry and Ann (Franz) Janzen.  Herman graduated from Aitkin Public School in 1955 and later received a degree in Accounting and Economics form St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.  After graduating, Herman worked for Hartford Fire Insurance in Chicago, Illinois until he entered the Army in 1961.  After completing his military service, Herman worked as an Auditor for the Federal Government in Seattle, Washington until retiring in 1993.  Herman retired to Wenatchee, Washington  where he enjoyed camping in the mountains, hunting deer and elk and trout fishing.  In 2014, Herman returned to Aitkin.

Herman is preceded in death by his parents.

Herman is survived by 2 sisters, Barbara (Jeremiah “JJ”) Sullivan and Mary Schrupp, both of Aitkin; 4 brothers, Warren (Dianne) Janzen of St. Cloud, Gerald (Mary) Janzen of Wayzata, Greg (Karin) Janzen of Andover and Tim Janzen of Bloomington; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Herman will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Mass will be held this spring in St. James Catholic Church, Aitkin followed by interment with military honors in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Aitkin.  To leave an online condolence, go to:  Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.

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