OMAHA — Dawn Lynn Janzen-Martens, 47, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stockham Community Church in Stockham, with Pastor Paul Nauman officiating. Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City and Polk is assisting the family. Memorials are suggested to the family, and condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
Dawn was born on July 23, 1970, to John and Pam (Young ) Janzen in Aurora. She attended AuroraPublic Schools and Hampton High School, graduating in 1988. She enjoyed a variety of sports, including cheerleading, track and volleyball. She loved hanging out with her friends. She had a lot of teens who called her “Mom.”
She then received her bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she was active in Campus Crusade for Christ. Dawn lived in Kearney, Henderson and Omaha. She worked at Omaha School for Boys, Grace Children’s Home in Henderson and King of Kings Daycare in Omaha. In recent years, she was unable to work, but she sold Reliv nutrition products as she was able. Dawn was a huge advocate for those suffering from auto-immune diseases and disorders.
It was Dawn’s desire to be an organ donor. Her organs saved six lives and transformed the lives of countless others.
Dawn is survived by one son, Tye Martens of Omaha; one daughter, Taryn Martens of Omaha; one sister, Tammy Janzen of Omaha; one brother, Johnnie Janzen of Grand Island; her parents, John and Pam Janzen of Aurora; aunts and uncles, Dale and Jan Young of Friend, Jamie and Mark Muramoto of Salt Lake City, and Don Janzen and Rich and Lois Janzen, all of Hampton; and many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her aunts, Sandy (Klute)Young and Janice (Janzen) Zech, and her grandparents, Dale and Darlene Young of Hampton and Pete and Martha Janzen of Prairie du Sac, Wis.