Lloyd Martin Jantzen passed away on November 12, 2019 at the age of 83 after a long illness. A resident of Pleasanton for over 50 years, Lloyd was a gentle soul with a positive outlook on life who made friends easily throughout the community. He was born in Seminole, Oklahoma and lived in Colorado in his youth.
Lloyd was a veteran of the United States Navy which brought him to the Naval Air Station in Alameda. While in the service, he was trained at various Aviation Electrical Schools. Upon completion of his tour of duty, Lloyd continued to expand his technical education working as an engineer. He worked for 30 years in telecommunications with Pacific Telephone, Telegraph Company and Pacific Bell. For 22 of those years, he worked in different management capacities. When his children were young, he volunteered with Alameda County 4-H, was active with Livermore Lions Club, and with Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Lloyd is survived by his children Cindy Ford (Jim), Catherine Rivenes (Andy), and Jeffrey Jantzen (Christine), along with his grandchildren Collin and Keith Lewis, Logan (Kirsten) and Drake (Tara) Rivenes, and Haley and Reed Jantzen. His surviving sisters, Ronna Cornella, Evelyn Bonnie Beasley, and Karen Jantzen will miss him very much. He was preceded in death by his wife Sally, parents Martin and Ethel Berneice Jantzen, brothers Dell, Dale, and Kenneth Duane Jantzen. Lloyd will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.