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Roger Burton Pretz

Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 7:17 am

Roger Burton Pretz, age 71 of Columbus Junction, died Thursday December 24, 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. The son of John Raymond and Martha Elizabeth (Pratt) Pretz, he was born October 22, 1938 in rural Columbus Junction. He was a graduate of the Columbus Community High School. He served in the US Army from 1961-67. He worked at ECON O Mart in Columbus Junction for 26 years, retiring as assistant manager. He was a member of the Columbus City United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: one sister, Joan Pretz and two brothers, Robert and wife Janet Pretz and Keith Pretz, all of Columbus Junction; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday December 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church, with Rev. Al Coffin and Earlene Lekwa officiating. Interment will follow at the Columbus City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 4-7:00 p.m. at the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church. A General memorial has been established in his name.

Honts Funeral Home in Winfield is in charge of the arrangements.