Frances D. Muntz

Written by John Kuhens on July 2, 2016


Frances D. Muntz, 94, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 7:05 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka, Missouri.


Frances Darlene DeRosear was born in Bonaparte, Iowa on September 30, 1921. She was the daughter of Dewey and Mabel (Pfeifer) DeRosear. Her grandparents were William and Margaret Pfeifer and Isaac and Viola DeRosear. She married Harold E. Muntz of rural Farmington on June 28, 1941. They were the parents of two sons; Harold Wayne and Ronald Lee.


She is survived by her son; Dr. Ronald (Betty) Muntz, daughter-in-law; Ann Muntz, five grandchildren; Dr. Lori Muntz  and her husband Dr. Todd Bremerton, Dr. Daniel Alan and his wife Dr. Harumi Kuno, Sheri and her husband Dave Dudek, Kim Muntz and her husband Paul Roocroft, great grandchildren; Derrick Wayne Muntz, Gene, Josie, Savana and Jeffrey Dudek.


She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father; Paul Woods, husband; Harold E., son; Harold Wayne, grandson; Jeffrey Muntz, and sister; Pauline Woods.


Frances and Harold were farmers. Harold did a lot of custom work and Frances worked a few years at the Sheaffer Pen Company. Frances was Valedictorian of her high school class and an excellent basketball player. She deeply loved the farm, her animals and her family. She whistled while washing dishes looking over the fields from the kitchen window.


A private interment of her body has been held at the Greenglade Cemetery in Farmington, Iowa.


A celebration of life will tentatively be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016.