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Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery

4504 Broadway, Everett, WA

OBITUARY

Edward Allen Janzen

February 12, 1942November 3, 2019
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Edward Allen Janzen was born February 12, 1942 in Stockton, California, to Herman & Barbara Janzen, the middle child of three. He grew up in Stockton where he graduated from Franklin High School in 1959 at the age of 17. He immediately began a career as a Sheet Metal Worker – a profession he continued until his retirement in 2001.

In 1969 Ed moved to Alaska, continuing his Sheet Metal Work but also becoming the Business Manager for the Sheet Metal Worker’s Union for eighteen years. At that time, he moved to Washington to marry Jan Arnold in August of 1994.

Ed and Jan lived in Edmonds initially. After three years they moved to Snohomish where they lived for ten years. They then built their home in Silver Lake where they have lived to the present time.

Ed’s passion was classic cars which he collected, rebuilt and loved to show. He was a member of the Thursday Night Garage Association (TNGA) – where all the men loved to talk cars … and eat.

Ed enjoyed spending time with family and friends, where you knew in his presence you would have a good time and his attention was 100% focused on the present. Ed was observant of the needs of those around him always willing to fix whatever needed to be fixed for family, friends & neighbors.

He passed away peacefully at home on November 3. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Herman Jr.

He is survived by Jan, his beloved wife of 25 years; his sister Barbara Ann Fox; daughters, Carol Lynn (Rick) Conwell, Cheryl Janzen, Chirley (Gary) Winborg, and Leanne (Sonny) Snowden; son Denny (Beth) Arnold; grandchildren Jeremy Garcia, Amanda James, Meranda Conwell, Jaylon Winborg, Treyton Winborg, Garren Arnold, Monnica Conwell, Ryan Winborg, Grace Arnold, and Tyler Winborg; and great-grandchildren Ethan Garcia, Ayden James, and Janelle Garcia.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00pm. Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery – 4504 Broadway Everett, WA 98203. In lieu of flowers donations to Evergreen Health Hospice Care www.evergreenhealth.com/hospice would be preferred.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Ed Collison

November 8, 2019

I met Ed when I became an apprentice in 1985. He came to Juneau to swear me into the union. I later worked with him on some Boing jobs. Anytime I went to a union meeting we would catch up on family, Alaska and car projects. He was a fine craftsman, a good man and I was proud to call him a friend.

Barbara Scollick

November 7, 2019

Ed was a delight to have in our lives. He always was ready to give u a ride in any of his cars. He was a wonderful father-in-law to my daughter , who he always called Beth Ann, and to my grandchildren Garren and Grace. Rest In Peace, hugs, Barb


Gerry Brown

November 7, 2019

I first met Ed six years ago through the Thursday Night Garage Association. A kinder, more respected man can’t be found. Ed has single handedly kept the TNGA running for years with his communications and the organization of club functions. All done while giving credit to others. Ed knew everyone, and everyone respected him. He was the heart of the TNGA.
Ed was so knowledgeable and loved all things car related. One thing among many that impressed me was that he passed his love of cars down to his grandchildren.
My heartfelt condolences go out to Ed’s family. May the knowledge that Ed was loved by so many give comfort to the family at this sad time.

Laura Flippin

November 6, 2019

Oh Ed, outside of my dad and grandpa you were one of the finest men I had ever met. You were always the first to give me a hug at the meetings I crashed at burger master. I am honored to have worked beside you at the all family picnics.

Mike Holleman & I will miss you greatly. Love and prayers to the family. RIP Ed. Forever our Hotrod Angel in Heaven

David Wallace

November 6, 2019

I was a young man in 1994 (25) when I met Ed. I had two little daughters and was trying to figure out life, professionally and personally. As a sheet metal apprentice, I learned so much from him but I feel as if I learned more about being a family man and how to treat people. He was always so polite and showed respect to everyone around him even to us apprentices, which wasn't the normal for the time. His passing is truly a loss to all who knew him. My deepest condolences to the family, especially to his wonderful wife Jan. God bless you all!

Keith Huetson

November 6, 2019

Ed, Ol’ Friend, I’m gonna’ miss us reminiscing with all our crazy tales of flying C-47s over the Burma Hump! I never met anyone else who knew what the hell we were talking about.

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