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Malcolm Robert Jantzen

Obituary for Malcolm Robert Jantzen

March 1, 1937 - December 31, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana | Age 81


Malcolm Robert Jantzen, 81, passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a five year battle with pulmonary fibrosis on December 31, 2018, in Indianapolis. He was born March 1, 1937, to the late Clark M. and June M. (Harman) Jantzen.
Malcolm graduated from Franklin Township High School in 1955 and served in the Naval Reserves.

After graduation, Malcolm joined Indiana Bell Telephone Company and began his career in Telecommunications. Performing Installation and Repair, he retired under the Ameritech Indiana business name in 1994 after 38 ½ years of dedicated service. Having worked at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 20+ years, Malcolm was a proud member of the Indy "500" Old-Timers Club and acquired three decades of membership pins. Through the years, Malcolm enjoyed numerous hobbies to include: flying radio control model airplanes, piloting his own biplane and ultralight gyrocopter, cruising on his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, snowmobiling, operating his amateur "ham" radio, engineering ⅛ scale live steam train, riding the rails on a speeder railroad maintenance car, and competing in tractor pulls with his 1950 Farmall. At family gatherings, Malcolm enjoyed providing fun by promoting rides on the four-wheelers, go-kart, dirt bike and hayride.

Malcolm is survived by his sister Judith (Allan) Ziegler, his four daughters, Tara (Alan) Mayhak, Jana (Danial) Spears, Dana (Chris) Kaiser, and Lara Szalkie, his companion Marlene Shipp and their beloved pet, "Otis", 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and several nieces and a nephew.

Donations can be made to Patient Services, Inc (PSI), a tax-deductible charity assisting patients with chronically ill diseases with financial support and guidance. or 1-800-366-7741


Acton Cemetery
Acton, IN 46259

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