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JONTZ, Nora 1890-1987


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/30/2012 at 19:08:07

Services Held Friday For Nora Jontz

Mrs. Nora Jontz of Grundy Center passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.

Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Grundy Center, on Friday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor D. Ward Young officiated.

Mrs. Roger Stachour sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Precious Memories." She was accompanied by Mrs. Jack Stumberg, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Grandsons serving as casket bearers were Michael Stubbs, Steven DeBerg, William DeBerg, Robert DeBerg, Jack Zern and Scott Zern.

The ushers were Donald Palmer and Roger Peters. Mrs. Roger Peters and Mrs. William Sievert were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Jontz was born on November 29, 1890, on a farm in Clay township, Grundy county, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) and Mary Catharine Kinsinger Lynch. She attained the age of 96 years, five months and 28 days.

She grew up on a farm in Palermo Township and received her education at Palermo #8.

On May 25, 1912, she was united in marriage to Charles A. Jontz at Waterloo. After their marriage, they farmed in Grundy and Tama counties and also lived in Grundy Center.

Her husband passed away on February 15, 1962. She continued to make her home in Grundy Center, with her daughter, LaVerne.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center and an honorary member of the United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, seven brothers, Earl, Lewis, Bert, Harry, Ralph, Myron and Ross, and by one sister, Mrs. Savannah Pierce.

She is survived by one son, Laurence Jontz of Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Mrs. John (Burneita) Stubbs of Conrad, Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) DeBerg and LaVerne Jontz, both of Grundy Center, two sisters, Mrs. Orpha Smith of Rialto, CA, and Mrs. Lee (Myrna) Thoren of Grundy Center; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 June 1987


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