Posted: March 23rd, 2023

1941 ~ JOAN LANZ ~ 2023
Joan Ann Lanz of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Leo Lanz, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 19th, 2023 at the age of 81 years. Joan leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Darrell Lanz and Brent (Audrey) Lanz; grandchildren, Madison, Mitchell, Jeffrey (M’Cherie), and Brock; great-grandchildren, Harlow, Hunter, Asher, and Daphne; brothers, John Wagner and Bob (Pam) Wagner; sisters, Leona Leeks, Carol (Ray) Chartier, and Janet Lyon; sisters-in-law, Frances, Mary, Kathy (Russ), Rose, Irene, Penny and Rose; brothers-in-law, John and Eddie (Gerri); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Lanz; parents, John and Magdalena Wagner; sister, Betty Kelm; brothers-in-law, Alf Kelm, Bill Leeks and Ken Lyon; and sister-in-law, Linda Wagner. Joan was born September 11th, 1941 in Eatonia, SK. She grew up in the Laporte and Eatonia area. As a youth, Joan was very athletic and enjoyed curling, playing softball, camping, and fishing with her family. Joan moved to Medicine Hat in 1960 and began working at Dominion Glass, where she met Leo. They married in 1962 and later welcomed sons, Darrell and Brent. Joan enjoyed spending summers at Elkwater, she loved the sun, outdoors, and especially the water. She was an excellent water skier and taught many of the family how to ski. In the later years, she took up golf so she could spend more time with her boys. Joan worked for 52 years. She was a Journeyman Partsman, worked for Acklands, Medicine Hat Honda, and Southland Power Sports. Being an independent and DIY type of person, there was nothing she could not do from cutting hair to fixing the washing machine. Being a very social and outgoing person, she never missed a family event, dance, or get together. Once her boys moved away, she and Leo spent more time travelling to Calgary and Texas to spend time with their beloved grandchildren. Joan was known and loved by many, and she will live on in all of us who were blessed to know her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 from 9:30 am to 10:50 am, prior to the Funeral Service. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE Medicine Hat, AB on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 at 11:00 am with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Joan’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Joan Lanz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

“The Chapel in the Park
#1 Dunmore Road SE,
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5
Locally owned and directed
CGR Holdings Ltd.

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  1. Heather Drougge says:

    Remembering many fun cruises with Joan, Brent and Audrey. Rest in peace Joan.

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