Dawn Lynn Janzen-Martens

Dawn Lynn Janzen-Martens, 47, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Stockham Community Church in Stockham with Pastor Paul Nauman officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery.  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 Aurora Public School 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 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, UT;  Don Janzen of Hampton;  Rich and Lois Janzen of Hampton; many cousins and friend.
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, Wisconsin.

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