Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Edith Lorene "Lorene" Bretz

Female 1924 - 2011  (86 years)


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  • Name Edith Lorene "Lorene" Bretz 
    Born 18 Nov 1924  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Edith Lorene "Lorene" Shantz 
    Name Lorene Bretz 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-219504 
    Died 5 Aug 2011  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I219504  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2022 

    Father Gordon Bretz,   b. 1896, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Rhea Mattie Shantz,   b. Nov 1896, , Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1991, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1923  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F15266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kenneth Hallman Shantz,   b. 14 Sep 1916,   d. 1 Jun 1992  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Linda Lorene Shantz
    Last Modified 20 May 2022 
    Family ID F59824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SHANTZ, Edith Lorene Passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011 at her residence, Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Lorene was born 86 years ago in Blenheim Township and was the daughter of the late Gordon and Rhea (Shantz) Bretz.

      Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Shantz who predeceased her June 1, 1992. Loving mother of Linda Stoltz of New Dundee, Larry and his wife Sharon Shantz of St. Catharines, Karen Doehn of New Dundee, Kevin and his wife Angela Shantz of Petersburg. Sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Dean and Theresa Stoltz and their family, Emma, Abby and Ella, Alissa and Andrew Bingeman and their family, Julia and Jeremy, Derek and Lindsay Stoltz and their family, Brooke and Quinne, Laura, Jessica and Rebecca Shantz, Kathryn and Derek Gandza and their family, Caleb, Brenna, and Halle, Joanna and Daniel Nikkel, Luke and Leanne Doehn and their family, Taylor and William, Emily, Heidi, Katelyn, Natalie, Melodie, Kieran, Gracelyn and Holly Shantz. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elmon and Ann Bretz, Marilyn and Len Kilbey, Carol Bretz, Dorothy Shantz and Olive Lichty. Lorene was predeceased by son-in-law Gerald Stoltz (1992), brother Lloyd Bretz, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lemore Shantz, Joyce and Laverne Witmer and Melvin Shantz.

      Lorene was a member of Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, New Dundee.

      Family and friends may call at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, New Dundee on Sunday, August 7, 2011 from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Graham Burkhart will officiate. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service with interment after at Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Nithview Community, Bethel Women's Ministries or the Mennonite Central Committee. Thank you to the staff at Nithview Community for your wonderful care. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , New Hamburg assisted with the arrangements. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca


      "Edith Shantz Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information". 2021. Markjutzifuneralhomes.Ca. https://www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca/memorials/edith-shantz/4022069/.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 021876-23.
      Gordon BRETZ, 26, farmer, Blenheim Twp, Blenheim Twp, s/o John BRETZ (b. Mosborough) & Martha GABER married Rhea SHANTZ, 26, housekeeper, State of Michigan U.S., Waterloo Twp, d/o Abram L. SHANTZ (b. New Dundee) & Emma HALLMAN, witn: Harold V. SHANTZ of New Hamburg & Mary A. SHANTZ of Kitchener, 6 June 1923 in Kitchener

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1924 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Aug 2011 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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