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Mattie Swantz

January 29, 1923 — February 17, 2021

Mattie J Swantz, 98, of Kalona, died Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Pleasantview in Kalona. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at Upper Deer Creek Church. Burial will follow at Upper Deer Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until 11 AM. The service will be available on the Upper Deer Creek youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/UpperDeerCreek. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Pleasantview, Hospice of Iowa City, and Upper Deer Creek Church.

Mattie J (Miller) Swantz was born January 29, 1923, in Topeka, IN, the daughter of John and Martha (Miller) Miller. She attended rural school in LaGrange County, Indiana. Mattie was baptized in her youth. On February 1, 1951, she was united in marriage to Wilson R. Swantz in Topeka, IN. In the middle of February 1951, the couple moved to Kalona. She worked as a Nurse Aid at Shenk Nursing Home in Wellman and cooked and served meals at Pleasantview. Mattie was a member of Upper Deer Creek Church and the Fairview Quilting Group. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends. The greatest blessing of her life was serving God.

Survivors include three sons; Ervin (Cindy) Swantz of Excello, MO, Earl Swantz of Kalona, Elwood Swantz (Sherry) of Kalona, four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding Mattie in death were her parents, her husband Wilson in 2013, three brothers: Ervin (Lizzie), Samuel, John Jr. (Freda), and eight sisters: Elizabeth (Manas) Bontrager, Sarah (Perry) Yoder, Lena (Bernard) Suderman, Naomah (Ervin) Slabach, Clara (Andrew) Yoder, Edna (Amos) Yoder, Mary (Amos) Schlabach and Katie (Enos) Miller.

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Visitation

Saturday, February 20, 2021

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Upper Deer Creek Church

3369 320th St, Wellman, IA 52356

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Upper Deer Creek Church

3369 320th St, Wellman, IA 52356

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