Janzen, Leonard

Len's legacy of life service will be held at a later date. Viewing will be from 1PM-7PM on Tuesday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Len's memory to the Adult and Teen Challenge Brandon Women's Centre.

Leonard Jake Janzen
1962 - 2020
Len went to be with his Lord Jesus early Monday morning on March 16th, 2020 at the Brandon Hospital. 
Len was born on February 22nd, 1962 to David and Tina Janzen in Altona, Manitoba where he grew up with his three older siblings Ernie, Esther and Marlene in Rosetown, Manitoba. Len accepted Jesus Christ into his heart as his Lord and Saviour on October 17th, 1977. Len later got baptized in water at the age of 21. Growing up in Rosetown, Len enjoyed helping out on the farm, dirt biking with his cousin Alan and being with his friends and siblings. He loved listening to Toronto Maple Leaf games with his dad on the radio before they got a TV. Len also created and built wishing wells, glider swings and custom orders and then sold them through the newspaper with the help of his mom! Len loved being an entrepreneur from a very young age and he loved woodworking. At 14, Len moved to Altona with his parents to attend high school at WC Miller Collegiate. This is where Len continued his education in woodworking skills and took the schools building construction program where he built RTM homes for his high school diploma where he graduated with honours. At 17, Len met the love of his life, Pat Thiessen on August 19th, 1979 in Winkler, Manitoba. They were united in marriage on May 23rd, 1981 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Together they were blessed with two children, Scott and Candace. They lived in Winkler, Manitoba from 1981 until 2018 when they moved to their cabin at Pelican Lake near Killarney, Manitoba.  In 1986 at the age of 24, Len and Pat purchased Precision Cabinet Doors in Winkler where they owned and operated the business for 32 years. In 2011, Len and Pat purchased a cabin on Pelican Lake where they loved to go to rest and relax on the weekends with their family and friends. This was there paradise and home away from home where they eventually moved to in 2018! While Len was driving to work on March 16th, 2018 listening to 95.1fm, the radio announcer said, “something good is going to happen today on this John 3:16 day!” Prayers were answered this John 3:16 day as Len and Pat confirmed the sale of the business. Len loved his family dearly, especially by spending good quality time with them at the lake! This is where they made the cabin there own by customizing everything on the property to what they loved. Len loved watching Winnipeg Jets games on TV and being outside in the sun on the pontoon on the lake, on the deck, while working on a project or with his beautiful wife down on the beaches in Mexico over the winter seasons! Len also loved hockey, golf and baseball. He played hockey and baseball in his teenage and young adult years. He began golfing in his early 20s up until this last Winter, where he played his last round at the Arizona Golf Resort with Pat! If you were in Winkler during Len’s 20s, 30s and 40s you’d most likely see Len at the Golf Course. He’d meet his friends there almost every weekday morning for coffee at 10 a.m. and golf at least once or twice a week including men’s night every Wednesday evening. His favourite year of golfing was in 2008 where he and his son, Scott played together in men’s league! Len loved coaching and cheering Candace and Scott on as they played hockey and baseball. He always stood along the boards in the rink encouraging every move they made. Len also loved going to Winkler Flyers games from his 20s until his late 40s when he spent seven years as the team president. Len and Pat also billeted hockey players in their home during this time and loved them as part of the family. Len was a very lovable man with integrity written all over him. His unconditional love for people was obvious to everyone he met. He was the anchor in his family and father and friend to many. His love for Jesus Christ carried him throughout his life, his favourite verse was John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he went his one and only son that who so ever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” Len is now rejoicing in heaven with those he loved who had journeyed before him including his parents and mother in law.
Flowers are gratefully declined and any donations in memory of Len please forward to: Brandon Women’s Adult & Teen Challenge Site 325, Box 24 RR3 Brandon, Manitoba (204) 729-0870 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you so much, The Family
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
in care of arrangements


#31 Wendy Wiebe Hunt 2020-03-20 08:04
Pat and Family, my condolences to all of you at this most difficult time. “At the hour of my death, call me, and bid me come to You.”
#32 Wendy Wiebe Hunt 2020-03-20 08:09
My condolences to you and your family, Pat. “At the hour of my death, call me, and bid me come to You.”
#33 Susan and Gerry Blixhavn 2020-03-20 08:33
Sorry to hear of Len’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
#34 John Friesen 2020-03-20 10:03
Our deepest condolenses to you Pat and family, I knew Len very well in my years of dealing with him, may you find comfort in our Savior
#35 Vern and Cheryl Reimer 2020-03-20 10:16
Pat and family, our deepest condolences. What a shock to hear of Len’s sudden passing. May God give you strength and sustain you during this difficult time and the difficult times to come.
#36 Len & Janet Sawatzky 2020-03-20 10:47
Our sincere condolences Pat and family. Praying the presence of God provides comfort and strength during the difficult days ahead.
#37 David and Julie Hoeppner 2020-03-20 11:14
David and I are so sorry for your loss. The memories of times spent together the 4 of us, are sweet, filled with laughter and will be forever cherished. We miss Len today but one day we will see him again. We love you Pat!
#38 Rick and Lois Fehr 2020-03-20 12:53
So very sorry to hear of Len's passing. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
#39 Del & Gert Smith 2020-03-20 16:06
Our sympathies to you, Pat and your family on the passing of Len, it was a shock to hear it, prayers are going out to you, pray the Lord will comfort you and give you strength one day coming days.
#40 Ruth Sukkau 2020-03-20 16:53
Dear Pat and family,
So sorry to hear of Len’s passing. I pray God gives you peace and strength as you go through this very difficult time.
#41 Barry and Marie Peters 2020-03-20 17:33
Pat, Scot,Candace, Im really shocked and sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers of Gods gift of strength , wisdom, peace to be with you guys. His loving arms will hold you up. I really enjoyed the coffees and time with Len. May God guide you each day.
In Gods Love
Barry and Marie
#42 Howard & Myrna Cavers 2020-03-21 10:46
Pat, our deepest condolences to you and your family.
#43 Kathie Hildebrand 2020-03-21 11:41
Dear Pat and family, my sincere sympathies in the sudden loss of your husband and father. Cherish the happy memories and know that the joy of the Lord is your strength. My prayers are with you in your deep loss. Kathie Hildebrand
#44 Kathie Hildebrand 2020-03-21 11:51
Dear Pat and family, I am so sad for your loss of your husband and father. Cherish the happy memories and know that the joy of the Lord is you strength. My prayers are with you as mourn and grieve,
Kathie Hildebrand
#45 Ron Ginter 2020-03-21 20:15
So sorry to hear of Len's passing. I will miss his smile and positive conversations. Blessings to you Pat and family.
#46 Lori McElroy 2020-03-22 13:16
I am so sorry to hear this news, Pat. I pray that you will find comfort in the presence of your family and friends, and in your beautiful surroundings. Thinking of you.
#47 Christine Pauls 2020-03-24 10:43
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, I got to talk to Len a few times at the lake while he was driving his golf cart up at the campsites.
#48 Norm Siemens 2020-03-24 15:53
Sincere Sympathies Pat and family, my heart goes out to you during this very difficult time. My prayers will continue during the difficult journey ahead.
#49 Scott and Nicole Campbell 2020-03-24 18:53
Pat and family, we are so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts at this time
#50 Pete&Martha 2020-03-25 11:36
We want to send our sincerest sympathy to Pat and your family.Thoughts and prayers.
#51 Joanne Somers 2020-04-01 15:21
Pat I am soooo very saddened to hear about Len. You two were such an amazing couple and true soul mates. My heart truly breaks for you at this time.
#52 Brian & Karen Foster 2020-04-02 19:25
Pat and family. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you in your loss. Len was first a customer who soon became a friend. Cherish the great memories and our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
#53 Patricia Desrochers 2020-04-16 13:54
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With our most deepest and sincere sympathy. Take care.

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