Larry Shantz

Obituary of Larry Shantz

Now reunited with his loving wife of 48 years, Dianne (née Brubacher; 2021), Larry passed away peacefully at Hospice Waterloo Region on Wednesday February 22, 2023, at the age of 71.  Loving father of Troy (Cory) and Brent (Leigh Anne Swayne).  Proud grandfather of Claire and Cameron Shantz. Larry will be remembered by his brother Murray (Carol) Shantz and sisters Carolyn (Howie) Wideman and twin sister Linda (Lou) Shantz-Keresztes.  Dear brother-in-law of Linda (Ken) Bender, Pat (Art) Klassen, and Jennifer Horne (Gord Hammer).  Greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Etta (2012) and Lloyd (2005) Shantz, parents-in-law Irvin (1980) and Helen (2016) Brubacher, and his niece Emilee (2010).


Larry was a farmer through and through and was a proud owner of Rosendale Farms with his brother until his retirement in 2005.  Dianne and Larry enjoyed retirement with golf, travel, and spending time with friends, family, and the grandchildren. Larry was also a sports lover, always being there for his Boston Bruins, New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. More importantly, Larry had many life-long friendships that he cherished.  


Visitation will take place on Sunday February 26, 2023 from 1pm to 5pm at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo.  The funeral service will be held on Monday February 27, 2023 at 11am at Breslau Mennonite Church, 226 Woolwich Street South Breslau.


Condolences for the family and donations to Hospice Waterloo Region or Breslau Mennonite Church may be arranged through the funeral home at or 519-745-8445.



1:00 pm - 5:00 am
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Erb & Good Family Funeral Home
171 King Street South
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, February 27, 2023
Breslau Mennonite Church
226 Woolwich Street, RR2
Breslau, Ontario, Canada
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