Rev. Carl Manternach

Obituary of Rev. Carl J. Manternach

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Rev. Carl J. Manternach, 91, of Dubuque, formerly of Monticello passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at Stonehill Franciscan Services.


A private Mass of Christian Burial will be live-streamed on Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  Archbishop Michael Jackels will officiate and Rev. Paul Baldwin will concelebrate along with priests of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.  Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.


Carl was born May 14, 1929 in Monticello, Iowa the son of George and Clara (Kurt) Manternach.  He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Monticello and Loras College.  His theological training was at Mount St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque.  Carl was ordained on February 5, 1955 at Christ the King Chapel, Loras College.


His first assignment was as an associate at St. Joseph’s New Albin, for a short time before being named associate pastor at St Boniface, New Vienna 1955-1957, Holy Ghost, Dubuque, 1957-1962, St. Peter, New Haven 1962-1963, St. Patrick, Anamosa, 1963-1968, St. Mary’s, Guttenberg, 1968-1969, St. Joseph, Marion, 1969-1971, SS Peter and Paul, Gilbert, 1971-1976, St. Mary’s, Williams, 1973-1974, Immaculate Conception, Lansing, 1976-1980, Visitation, Stacyville, 1980-1990, Sacred Heart, Meyer, St. Mel’s McIntire, 1987-1990, St. John the Baptist, Peosta, Holy Family, New Melleray, 1990-1999.  He retired to his hometown of Monticello and served the parish of St. Patrick’s in Anamosa. 


Survivors include his siblings: Paul Manternach of Cedar Rapids, Jim Manternach and Bernard (Anna) Manternach, both of Monticello, Ruth Ahart of Dow City, Mary (George) Whalen of Carson City, NV and Joyce (Rich) Lynch of Cascade and sister-in-law, Betty Manternach of Monticello.


He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, infant Joan, brother, Melvin Manternach, in-laws Elodie and Shirley Manternach and Emmett (Mike) Ahart.


Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart School in Monticello.


Cards and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, PO Box 791, Monticello, IA 52310-0791.

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