November 10, 2011

(2/27/1930 - 9/29/2011)

Esther L. Muntz, 81, of Milton, IA, died Thursday, September 29, 2011 in the emergency room of Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua, IA. She was born February 27, 1930 in Bloomfield, IA to Albert and Elizabeth Brown Grim. She married Donald Muntz June 1, 1947. He died May 18, 2008.

Esther graduated from Milton High School, was a homemaker and Avon sales representative. She was active in various community activities including Milton Lions Club, Riverview Club in Keosauqua, SEIDA Board and the Democratic Party.

Surviving are three daughters: Linda Ruberg, Debra Muntz and Cathy Speer (Steve) all of Milton; eight grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Grace Whirrett of Bloomfield.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Donald and Eugene Grim and three sisters, Ann Cone, Hope Kinsinger and Jane White.

The body has been cremated and no services were planned. An open house for family and friends was held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Esther's home in Milton, IA.

Gifts to a memorial to be established later by the family may be mailed to the family at 109 West Old Main St., Milton, IA 52570.

Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, IA, handled the cremation.

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