Obituary of James Edwin Manternach
James E. “Jim” Manternach, 86, of Monticello passed away Monday, February 6, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with his family by his side.
Visitation will be held from 9 - 11 am Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello where a Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11 am. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.
Jim was born April 27, 1936, in Monticello the son of George and Clara (Kurt) Manternach. He enlisted in the Army and was called home to help run the farm. He married Shirley Besler on September 2, 1961, at St. Joseph Church in Farley, and they made their home in rural Monticello where they farmed until semi-retiring and moving to town in 2000. He was a member of the Jones County Cattlemen, a board member of Citizens Savings Bank, and a member of the Monticello Lions Club.
Jim loved spending time with his family and driving his JD 4020 in annual tractorcades. He also enjoyed joining the guys for coffee, doing puzzles and games with the grand and great-grandchildren, and going out to eat with friends every Friday night.
Survivors include his three sons: Keith (Carla) Manternach, Neil (Stacy) Manternach & Kraig (Mikki) Manternach, all of Monticello; seven grandchildren: Josh (fiancé Maggie) Manternach, Nichole (Nick) Wilson, Marissa (Chris) Dirks, Andrea (Jacob) Lorenzen, Jenna, Riley & Karli Manternach; four great grandchildren: Peyton, Clay and Colt Wilson and Damian Dirks; 2 step-grandchildren, Lanie and Landon Then; siblings: Paul Manternach of Cedar Rapids, and Bernard (Anna) Manternach of Monticello, Ruth Ahart of Dows City, Mary (George) Whalen of Carson City, NV and Joyce (Rich) Lynch of Cascade; in-laws: Betty Manternach of Monticello, Jean (Mike) Knepper of Dyersville, Verla (Pat) Horsfield of Epworth, Norma (Jim) Butcher of Farley, Helen (Dick) Schnier of Dyersville, and Theresa Gulyosh of Dubuque.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his infant daughter, Nancy Lynn Manternach, siblings: Fr. Carl and Melvin Manternach; in-laws: Elodie Manternach, Don (Mary) Besler, Mike Ahart and Steve Gulyosh.
Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Church and/or Sacred Heart School.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com or send cards to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, PO Box 791, Monticello, IA 52310.