John L. Von Tersch
Posted By: Marthann (email)
Date: 8/13/2007 at 14:10:49
Von Tersch, John L.
March 9, 1954 - July 19, 2007
John L. Von Tersch, 53 of Glenwood, Ia., entered into eternal rest on July 19, 2007 in Council Bluffs, Ia. He was born March 9, 1954 in Denison, Ia. to Eugene and Verta Mae (Barten) Von Tersch. John was raised in Denison and graduated from Denison High School in 1972. He attended Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City and then graduated from Iowa Western in Council Bluffs, Ia. with an Associates Degree in electronics.
John was united in marriage to Diane Mary Grote on August 22, 1981 in Dunlap, Ia. The couple then moved to Glenwood.
John was a faithful member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, where he was a member of the Archbishop Arkfeld Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Father Kaufman Council #6977, Mills County Democrats, and Holy Rosary Adoration Committee. John was a passionate man and enjoyed genealogy and researching the history of the Catholic faith. He planted and nurtured several vartieties of trees throughout the years. His love of nature was obvious to those who knew and loved John. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wine making, bee keeping, collecting books and listening to classical music. His kind and generous nature will be greatly missed.
Preceding John in death were his grandparents, father, Eugene Von Tersch and nephew, David Von Tersch. He is survived by the love of his life, Diane Von Tersch of Glenwood, IA; mother, Verta Mae Von Tersch of Denison, IA; brothers and sisters, Larry and wife Kathy Von Tersch of Platte City, MO; Sharon and husband Michael Tesar of Omaha, NE; Joan Von Tersch and friend Bill Wege of Council Bluffs, IA; Dale and wife Carolyn Von Tersch of Denison, IA; Paul and wife Annette of Wayland, IA; Mary and husband John Hanno of Sioux City, IA; Gene Von Tersch and wife Raschelle Olson of Buck Grove, IA; Teresa and husband Chad Shook of Salix, IA; many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 21, 2007, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, IA. Rev. Don Bruck officiating. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dunlap, IA.
Memorials may sent to Trinity Heights in Sioux City or Knights of Columbus in Glenwood.
Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood, IA in charge of arrangements.
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