Shirley M. Lietz – Monticello

Shirley M. Lietz, 77, of Monticello and formerly of Scotch Grove, Iowa passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, at Unity Point St. Luke Hospice in Cedar Rapids.

Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, in Monticello.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, August 22, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church in Monticello with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.  Rev. Dale Glawatz will officiate.

Shirley was born July 10, 1942, in Center Junction, Iowa the daughter of Arthur and Dorthea (Antons) Rickels.  Shirley had some wonderful relationships and through them she had five beautiful children.  Shirley was a Nurses Aid at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center for many years.  She loved gardening and spending time outdoors with her flowers and animals.  She loved family get-togethers as frequently as possible, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.  Shirley was a very social person who touched many lives.

Survivors include her children: Kim (Dennis) Kidd of Maquoketa, Gary (Christina) Lietz of Hanover, IL, Paul Lietz of Maquoketa, Keno Lietz of Scotch Grove and Holly (Matt) Kluesner of Hopkinton; grandchildren: Timothy, Joshua and Heather Kidd, Melinda and Hunter Lietz, Jacqueline and Arthur Lietz, and Jacey and Dane Thomas, 10 great grandchildren; siblings: Marvin (Daisy) Rickels of Monticello, Susan Wright of Scotch Grove and Eugene (Kay) Rickels of Hopkinton ; a sister-in-law, Dixie Rickels of Anamosa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 grandchildren, Adam and Daniel Kidd, and siblings: Larry (Paula) Rickels, Ervin Rickels, and a stillborn sister.

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