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Leland V. "Pud" Pontzius

Male 1922 - 2009


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  • Name  Leland V. "Pud" Pontzius  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Nickname  Pud 
    Born  23 Dec 1922  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Mar 2009  Silvis, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Obituary  11 Mar 2009  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 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
    Buried  14 Mar 2009  Cairo/Fulton Cemetery, Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I32281  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Dorothy Mae Housman,   b. 26 Jan 1925, Yarmouth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 2004 
    Married  19 Dec 1945  Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Issue 
    • There were three children from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F11855  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4409] Syphrit, Wanda (Housman) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, January 1962) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [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).

    3. [S4412] Housman, Leland Leroy - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7A, Februay 20, 1995; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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).