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Marcella C. Grantz - 100

5/28/1919 - 10/16/2019

Charlotte, Iowa


     Marcella C. Grantz, age 100 of Charlotte, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at West Wing Place in DeWitt.  Funeral services will held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the church and from 9:30 AM until the service time Tuesday, also at the church.  Burial will be in Rossiter Cemetery, Charlotte. Pallbearers will be Dave, Steve, and Paul Schwartz, Kevin and Robert Brown and Nick Grantz. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.


     Marcella was born in Tama, Iowa on May 28, 1919, the daughter of Fred and Catherine (Petersen) Heil.  She graduated from Charlotte High School.  Marcella married Gerhardt “Windy” Grantz on February 18, 1939 in Wisconsin.  Windy passed away on December 25, 2007.  She and her husband farmed their entire lives near Charlotte.  Marcella was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she belonged to Women’s Circle and sang in the choir for over 60 years.  She also sang at many country schools, with the County Choral, and with her son for many weddings and funerals.  She enjoyed drawing, painting, yardwork, gardening, and had a love of birds and cats.


     Marcella is survived by 2 sons, Richard Grantz of Charlotte and Dennis (Diane) Grantz of Goose Lake; a daughter, Julaine (Jim) Warner of Phoenix, AZ; two grandchildren, Rhiannon (Lee) Marshall of Lincoln, NE and Nicholas Grantz of Elvira; 5 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Curtis and a sister, Dorothy. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Online condolences may be left at



4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, October 21, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charlotte, Iowa and from 9:30 AM until the service Tuesday, also at the church.


10:30 AM Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charlotte, Iowa

1 Comment

  • Joyce Neubauer

    on 10/21/19

    We are sorry to see of Marcella's passing.  She was such a nice lady.  She is with Windy now.   Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

    Larry V. Petersen

    and Joyce

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