KLONTZ, Peter 1856-1943
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Date: 3/1/2015 at 17:52:05
Peter Klontz Died Tues. At Waterloo Hospital
Peter Klontz, who was a resident of Grundy county for the past 67 years, died Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at St. Francis hospital in Waterloo. He suffered a stroke of paralysis eight days earlier and from that time on there was little hope for his recovery.
Funeral services will be held at the Coffman funeral home and will be at two o'clock Thursday afternoon unless some last minute change is necessary. Rev. Cedarholm of Waterloo will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Peter Klontz was born June 28, 1856, in Stephenson county, Ill., and departed from this life August 3, 1943, at the St. Francis hospital in Waterloo at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 5 days. He was the last of a family of six children. His parents, Peter and Harriet Klontz, and their family moved to a farm 7 miles northeast of Grundy Center on March 16, 1876, and nine years later moved to Grundy Center to make their home. He has made his home here ever since except for two years spent at the school for the blind at Vinton, and two years at a home in Knoxville.
He was married three times, his first wife living only a shirt time after they started housekeeping. Five children were born to the second marriage, three of whom are still living. They are Marion of California, Herbert of South Dakota, and Mrs. Ethel Billman of Dike. Two children were born to the last marriage; Effie, the eldest, died in infancy, and William is living in Grundy Center. He leaves besides these, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Peter Klontz was a member of the Presbyterian church, but was baptized at the Christian church in Vinton in 1920. He led a very active life, working at various things, including the making of carpets and hammocks. He moved to the county home in July 1937 because of poor health and remained there until he suffered a stroke of paralysis on Monday, July 26, which led to his death 8 days later.
The children wish to thank all those who have been so kind and helpful at this time of sorrow.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 August 1943, pg 6
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