JANZ, Carmen Ruth (nee Wistuba)

It is with such sadness that we announce the passing of Carmen Janz at the age of 56.  Carmen passed peacefully at her home with her loving husband Rod at her side on July 24, 2021.

Carmen fought a hard fight with cancer, but always kept her faith strong.  She was a strong women of faith, character, integrity, generosity and humility.  Carmen always put the needs of others before her own, even in her last days.

Family was very important to her, many family adventures were had with countless fishing and hunting trips that were enjoyed by all.  The family also enjoyed to travel the world and explore many countries and places.

Carmen’s greatest joy was becoming a grandma, she could never get enough of her five littles ones.  Many trips to the zoo, pet stores or swimming were always on the weeks agenda.

Carmen’s passion for Christ was always first and foremost.  She lived every day of her life to serve the Lord and share His love with who ever she could.  Whether it was an encounter with a complete stranger or a bible study group, Christ was first.

Carmen will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Rodney Janz, of whom she had been married to for 36 and a half years.   She leaves behind her son Jonathan (Danae) Janz and their children Rebecca, Grace and Josiah; daughter Jessica (Travis) Ball and their children Tytus and Laelyn; son Lucas (Amanda) Janz.

Carmen will also be missed by her parents Werner and Gertrud Wistuba; sister Monica (Breitkreuz); sister Darlene (Ray) Tewitz along with their families.

Carmen will also be missed by Rod’s siblings; brother Gordon; sister Melanie (Dean) McDonald along with their families.

Carmen was predeceased by Rod’s parents, Ewald and Lydia Janz.  She will be dearly missed by numerous family and friends.


A Celebration of Life will be held on August 7th, 2021 at 2:00pm at Hope City Church, 2225 – 66 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6K 4E6


Serenity Funeral Service (South) 780-450-0101

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