Janzen, Dr. Curtis

December 07, 2004

DR. CURTIS JANZEN died on December 3, 2004. He served with the Mennonite Central Committee in Germany from 1951 to 1954 as a conscientious objector. He was the director of PAX, a program serving refugees. During his work with PAX, he met Dorothy Hurley. They were married in Chicago in 1955. Dr. Janzen continued to pursue his desire to serve others, first attending Mennonite Biblical Seminary, then choosing a career in social work. In 1958, he earned a master's degree from the University of Chicago, followed by a doctorate in 1972. In 1971, Dr. Janzen began teaching at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He co-authored a book with Dr. Oliver Harris, Family Treatment in Social Work Practice. Dr. Janzen also had a private practice in family therapy and was an active member of the First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Dr. Joy Janzen, a son, Scott Janzen, a daughter-in-law, Sara Gordon, and two grandchildren, Russell and Isabel Janzen. His Memorial Service will be held on January 8, 2005 at 11 A.M. at the First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church's music program.

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