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Corporal Romayne Wilbur Coontz

Corporal Romayne Wilbur Coontz was born on September 9, 1930 in Waterloo, IA and died February 9, 2016 in Denver, IA.

Romayne Wilbur Coontz entered the United States Marine Corps on October 3, 1951, in Waterloo, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged on October 2, 1953 in Barstow, CA.

Romayne Wilbur Coontz is buried at in , Iowa and can be located at


Romayne W. Coontz, 85, of Denver, Iowa, passed away early Tuesday morning, on February 9, 2016, at his home in Denver.

Romayne was born September 9, 1930, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of George and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Dieckman) Coontz. He attended school in Denver, graduating in 1949. In October of 1951, Romayne entered the United States Marines, and served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in October of 1953. On June 8, 1958, Romayne was united in marriage to Jeanette Pavelec in Tripoli, Iowa. The couple made their home in Denver, where they raised their family.

Romayne was employed by Rath Packing in Waterloo and retired after 36 years. He was a member of the Acker-Matthias American Legion Post #653, in Denver. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, camping, snowmobiling, and an occasional trip to the casino. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family! He was known for giving the best hugs and smiles!

Romayne is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanette; a son, Russell (Steph) Coontz, of Tripoli; a daughter, Valerie Schuldt of Waverly; 3 grandchildren, William (Emily) Schuldt, Rebecca (Cody) Swyers, and Bradley Coontz; 2 great-grandchildren, Jackson Swyers and Madaline Schuldt; 4 step grandchildren; 14 step great-grandchildren; a brother, George (Georgiana) Coontz; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Carl and Vernon; and son-in-law, Larry Schuldt.

In keeping with Romayne’s wishes, there will be no formal visitation or funeral services. Family and friends are invited to share fellowship and memories with Romayne’s family on Saturday, February 13th from 1 to 4 p.m., at his home at 145 E. Franklin Street, Denver, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the family. 319-984-5379 – See more at: http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Romayne-Wilbur-Coontz/Denver-IA/1588533#sthash.RqnO278j.dpuf

“Romayne Coontz Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed February 18, 2015. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Romayne-Wilbur-Coontz/Denver-IA/1588533.

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Release Date: February 9, 2079.