1922 - 2009
||Leland V. "Pud" Pontzius [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] |
||23 Dec 1922
||Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa [4, 5]
||9 Mar 2009
||Silvis, Rock Island County, Illinois [4, 5]
||11 Mar 2009
||Davenport, Scott County, Iowa 
- Silvis (IL) -- Leland Verdell Pud Pontzius, 86, of Silvis, formerly of the Winfield and Wapello, Iowa, areas, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the Methodist Church in Wapello, Iowa, with Reverend Scott Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or a favorite charity. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Avenue, Rock Island, assisted the family with arrangements.
Leland was born December 23, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa, a son of Albert and Edna Courney Pontzius. He married Dorothy Mae Housman on December 19, 1945, in Rock Island.
In his early years he farmed in the Winfield, Iowa, area. He then moved to Illinois and worked at Nichols Homeshield, retiring in the mid-1980s.
Survivors (and spouses) include a daughter, Vickie (Phil) Slightom, DeWitt, Iowa; sons, Dennis (Sue) Pontzius, Ankeny, Iowa, and Daniel (Shirley) Pontzius, Moline; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan (Glen) Miller and Bonnie (Ivan) Jern; and a brother, Patrick (Nubuko) Pontzius.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, parents, four brothers, and one granddaughter.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
|Social Security Administration Information
- Leland V. Pontzius; born: 23 December 1922; died: 9 March 2009 (V); last residence: 61282 (Silvis, Rock Island, Illinois); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 484-18-4630; state where issued: Iowa
||14 Mar 2009
||Cairo/Fulton Cemetery, Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa 
||31 Mar 2015 |
||Dorothy Mae Housman, b. 26 Jan 1925, Yarmouth, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 25 Sep 2004 |
||19 Dec 1945
||Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois 
- There were three children from this marriage.
||21 Jan 2014 |
- [S4409] Syphrit, Wanda (Housman) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, January 1962) (Reliability: 3).
- [S4411] Pontzius, Dorothy Mae (Housman) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, October 13, 2004; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S4412] Housman, Leland Leroy - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7A, Februay 20, 1995; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).
- [S4413] Pontzius, Leland Verdell "Pud" - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of the Quad-City Times, March 11, 2009; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).