View Full Version : Jim Jantzen "Alastica" passing

11-05-2014, 11:10 AM
Many of you have had the privilege to have known this gentleman. He has accompanied me in my CK group the past several years. His son just reported his passing on FB.


Services will be Wednesday the 12th at 10am.

Holy Cross Catholic Church
1244 S Power Rd

11-05-2014, 11:26 AM
That it not good. I just spoke to him Sat. night at the big M&G and car show

11-05-2014, 11:42 AM
This breaks my heart. He was a good friend of us here over at LetzRoll. We were even talking about bringing him with us to KOH this year since he loved watching and talking about it.

He was just here Monday AM.

For those that dont know... He had awesome stories of some cool adventures. He was very into making walking sticks. He made me one just for KOH this next year. He also made me a fun beating stick that I could keep in my truck for my south of the border adventures (he spent some time down there as well)

He always had a cow bell on the back of his jeep that would drive us nuts when we worked on it :)

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r138/jpcrawleram/IMAG0601.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/jpcrawleram/media/IMAG0601.jpg.html)

11-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Makes me :(

Tj Jeepin
11-05-2014, 11:49 AM
This is sad to hear. I just met Jim and son at the M&G, we were among the first few to show up, and talked for quite a while, showing me the in's n out's of his rig(including the cowbell). Gave me a lot of insight in short period of time. My condolences to the family.

11-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Very sad news....

Barry@4Wheeler's Supply
11-05-2014, 12:01 PM
Sad to hear

11-05-2014, 12:19 PM
Condolences to family and friends. Life is so short and can be gone in an instant.

Now I can see the picture - saw him Saturday and wheeled with him before. So sad. Super nice gentleman.

11-05-2014, 12:28 PM
I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but very sad to hear. My condolences go out to the family as well as his friends.

11-05-2014, 12:40 PM
Very :( indeed.

Jason is always a maybe even when he is confirmed! :smug:

11-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Jim was one of the first members I met and wheeled with!
I also spoke to jim at the meet and greet!
Always a handshake and a hug from him!
Great conversationalist! I'll miss seeing him!
My prayers are with his son and family!
The Lord is his Shepard!

11-05-2014, 02:22 PM
My Condolences to the family and friends.

11-05-2014, 02:37 PM
I will miss talking with him..

11-05-2014, 04:05 PM
sad to hear this. met jim about a year ago gave me some parts for my trailer project , he also told me story about user name .

11-05-2014, 04:15 PM
My girlfriend and I met him on the ck run this year and we just saw him Saturday at the m&g he was giving her a hard time about sleeping in the jeep on the ck trip ( she was hung over it was get bday) very interesting man to talk to, tons of knowledge he will be missed

11-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Sorry to hear about this, I met him few times on my trail run over the years and he was just at M&G on Saturday, he a very good person and we will miss him!

11-05-2014, 06:25 PM
I've put a call in to the family for funeral info (didn't know if anybody else would) so I'll post it if I hear back!

Locked & Loaded
11-05-2014, 06:26 PM

11-05-2014, 06:31 PM
He posted it on fb

11-05-2014, 06:51 PM
Jim was one of the first members I met on my first run. He let me sit in the passenger seat to see how the waterfall at box canyon should be run before I tried it myself.
I'm glad I was able to see him at the m&g on Sat. I will miss him on future runs, he was always supportive of us newbs.

11-05-2014, 07:34 PM

11-05-2014, 08:36 PM
Is anybody else interested in processing the funeral?? Let's pay him our respect and do it big!!!

11-05-2014, 09:55 PM
For those of you who don't do much FB!
This was sent to me by Mr TJcrawlin.....

services will be Wednesday the 12th at 10am. Holy Cross Catholic Church 1244 S. Power Rd.

I'll be in attendance if ANYBODY cares to join me.

11-05-2014, 11:13 PM
Ill be there Dave.

Oscar_Mike 2013
11-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Already on my schedule.

Sent from the Cloud somewhere.

11-07-2014, 09:08 AM

Working on getting a few of these from Desert Dog.

11-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Condolences to family and friends. We had the pleasure of meeting him on the annual CK run. So many cool stories and knowledge to share he will be missed.
God speed

Oscar_Mike 2013
11-07-2014, 09:10 AM

Working on getting a few of these from Desert Dog.

I'll take two Allen. How much are they going to be if you can get them?

Sent from the Cloud somewhere.

11-07-2014, 01:08 PM
So sad to hear that, I had the opportunity to meet him , prayers and condolences to the family.

11-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Condolences for the family…

11-07-2014, 07:13 PM
I'd like to remind everybody that Jim joined in 2011
And was a LIFE MEMBER!

11-09-2014, 10:04 AM
Sad to hear about this. One of the nicest guys out there.

11-09-2014, 10:16 AM
I will cut out of work for a while to attend - lets show the family what the Jeep community is all about!

11-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers for his family

11-09-2014, 05:20 PM
I'll take the banner to fly so we can support jim!
Also remember to sign the book with NAME AND VJC!

11-11-2014, 02:27 PM

Oscar_Mike 2013
11-11-2014, 02:33 PM
Looks good Allen

Sent from the Cloud somewhere.

11-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Looks good Allen

I have a pair for you.

11-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Allen let me know what I need to do for a pair of them I wish I could make it today.

11-12-2014, 08:51 AM
Allen let me know what I need to do for a pair of them I wish I could make it today.

PM sent

11-12-2014, 09:16 AM
Unfortunately I cannot escape work to attend the service but will be there in spirit and observe a moment of silence in his honor.

11-12-2014, 09:36 AM
Who's on their way?

11-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Great seeing so much VJC support for the Jantzen family, it was a nice service.

11-12-2014, 06:14 PM
He was a catholic!
A beautiful service!

11-13-2014, 11:08 AM
What a nice service yesterday, and it was nice to see Jim's rig there.

Sad to lose someone who loved the VJC so much....


11-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Jason wanted me to repost his post from the Facebook VJC page:

Again, thank you all for your support, I'm sorry I didn't get to personally talk to everyone yesterday. We briefly discussed a run, but I expressed I'd rather plan because of below. I bought this Willys wagon literally the day he died--he always wanted a Willys wagon and we were going to build it together. It will be a tribute to him and I'd love to do the CK run in this with my boys, just need some time this winter to build it.

Jason Jantzen


11-13-2014, 05:32 PM
That's awesome wagon!
I think I can speak for the gang that attended,,,
We'd all be glad to pitch in some time to help ya in your dedication to your dad!
Just let us know!