Kevin Ray Janzen of Taylor, age 58, passed away April 11, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded
by loved ones. He was born July 15, 1964, at Vernon Memorial Hospital, the son of Arnold and
Dorothy (Rumppe) Janzen. The family lived in Cashton, WI till 1976 when the family moved to
Taylor, WI.
At the age of 16, Kevin would ride along with his dad Arnie who taught Kevin the skills of
driving trucks, which was his career throughout his life. Kevin graduated in 1983 from Taylor
High School. In 1992 Kevin married and had three boys who he took great pride in watching
them grow into the men they have become. After their divorce, Kevin met and married Lisa
Johnson where he gained three more children, a step-daughter, and two step-sons. They spent 30
wonderful years together.
He was a Volunteer for the Taylor Fire Department and a big supporter of every Annual
Truck and Tractor Pull. He enjoyed working with the Taylor FFA Alumni preparing their pulling
tracks. His passion was camping and being with family and friends.
Kevin is survived by his wife Lisa Janzen; Son’s Dustin, Kyle (Julie), Tyler (Tiffanie) Janzen,
Amanda Olson, Jordan (Karine) Zinn, Jared (Marisa)Zinn, Sister Kathy (Bill) Nasseth, Brother’s
Mark (Luanne,) Scott, John (Brenda,) Brent (Lisa) Janzen. Kevin took great pride and love for
his many Grandchildren Logan, Jameson, Jana, Jackson, Brycen, Annelise, Bryanna, Kellen,
Kieryn, Peyton, Devyn (Jadzia), and one Great-Granddaughter Ozzy.
Kevin was loved and will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Kevin was preceded in death by his father Arnold Janzen, and granddaughter Anna Janzen.
A service celebrating Kevin Janzen’s life will be held at the Taylor Lutheran Church, 111 Church
St Taylor WI, on April 22, 2023. Visitation starts at 10:00 am followed by a service at 11:00 am,
with a lunch and a Celebration of Life following at 1 pm at Taylor Community Center.
Thank you for the cards, visits, and phone calls, they helped him through these difficult times.
Thank you to the Taylor coffee club for the conversation, treats, and coffee.
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