Mary Jane Moss – Dyersville

Mary Jane Moss, 80, of Dyersville, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.


Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm Friday, July 26, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Saturday from 8:30 – 9:30 am at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.


A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10 am Saturday, July 27, 2019, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville with burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City at a later date.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.


Mary Jane was born November 1, 1938, in Rockwell, Iowa the daughter of Bernard Joseph and Mary Catherine (McCarthy) Fitzgerald.  She attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Mason City, Iowa, graduating in 1956.  She married Kenneth L. Moss on September 6, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason City.  She moved to Dyersville with her husband in June of 1961, from Iowa City where her husband graduated from the University of Iowa Law School.  She was family oriented and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Mary Jane also thrived working as a legal secretary for a number of years at Moss, Heims, and Casey Law Firm.  She was a volunteer worker for the Mercy Health Center, St. Mary’s Unit (now MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center) Auxiliary Gift Shop, the Dyersville Area Historical Society, and she was a lifelong member of the St. Anne’s Mother’s Club.


Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; four children: Diane Marie Moss of Dyersville, Patricia Lynn Moss (Jeff Johnson) of Crystal MN, Susan Michelle (William) Sharp of Des Moines, Brian Kenneth (Heather) Moss of Apple Valley, MN; grandchildren: Briana Marie Moss (friend, Steven Louis Meier), Jesse Tyler Sharp, Jade Alexandra Sharp, Nickolas Kenneth Lenane, Andrew Patrick Lenane, Soren Lee Moss-Johnson, Sophia Grace Moss and Isabella Rose Moss; a sister, Alice (Gary) Ebeling of Clear Lake, brothers-in-law: John (Wanda) Moss and Jerry (Mary) Moss, and sisters-in-law: Dixie Shimak, Marilyn Moss-Taylor, Patricia Moss-Farnan, and Kathy (Dan) Moorhead, and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Colleen Kay Lenane (formerly married to Patrick Lenane), a brother, Bernard (Doris) Fitzgerald, sisters, Marguerite (William) Maxwell and Genevieve M (Harold) Witt, a brother-in-law, Ray Shimak, and one great nephew, Robert Francis Tenney.


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