In Memory of Marjorie I. Lantz

Marjorie I. Lantz
Marjorie I. Lantz
Born: July 5, 1927
Died: February 28, 2019
Age: 91
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Marjorie I. Lantz
July 5, 1927 - February 28, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Marjorie I. Lantz, age 91, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Marjorie Irene Lantz was born July 5, 1927, in Crawford County, Iowa to William H. and Gertrude S. (Schneider) Asmus. She was the third of nine children. Marjorie was baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran faith. She attended Schleswig High school and graduated Valedictorian of the class of 1945. After high school she continued her education at AIB College of Business in Des Moines.

After working in Des Moines and Denison she married John F. Lantz from Ida Grove. Marjorie and John farmed in Ida and Crawford counties. In addition to raising six children, she was an expert seamstress, gardener, farm manager, and had an upholstery business.  Marjorie always had room in her heart and at her table for one more neighbor, friend, or child.

Margie served on the Crawford County Extension for several years. She volunteered over 2500 service hours at the Horn Memorial gift shop. Hundreds of newborns around the world wore caps she knitted. She was active in Ladies Aide and the Quilting Circle at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. Marjorie enjoyed spending time with friends bowling and playing cards. She later married Elmer Gierstorf from Charter Oak. 

Marjorie lived a life full of close connections with friends and family which she deeply loved. She was an immensely generous presence in many lives.

Marge is survived by her children Cynthia (Larry) Mogolov of Overland Park, KS, John W. Lantz of Charter Oak, IA, Georgia (Kim) Stern of Sioux Falls, SD, Mary (Joel) Tyler of Cushing, IA, Jill (Brian) Schultz of Sioux Falls, SD and Jeri Lantz (Tom Daley) of Check, VA; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sisters Marilyn Ernst and Shirley Kastner; brothers-in-law Leonard Ernst and Wesley Berg; sisters-in-law Vera Stewart and Ruth Benson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Lantz; her parents William and Gertrude Asmus; two brothers; four sisters; and her second husband Elmer Gierstorf.


3:00 p.m., Monday,
March 4, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido


Robert Mogolov
David Mogolov
Daniel Mogolov
Andrea Gurney
Angela Lantz
Johnna Dukes
Jaci Samedy
Erika Reisdorfer
Alexa Maud
Carly Tyler
Julia Lowry
Macy Archer
Maddie Jans
Abby Daley
Todd Lantz


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday, 
March 4, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Sue Salcido, Organist
Jason Reisdorfer, Vocalist

"Beautiful Savior"
"Here I Am Lord"
"The Lord's Prayer" ~ solo
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 9:24 AM
“Marj was such a sweet lady! Thinking of your family at this time with sympathy. ”
- LuAnn (Lansink) Bennett
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12:49 PM
“So sorry to hear about your mother's death. I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with her, and she always had a smile to greet me. My sincere condolences to all of you. Joan K. Petersen”
- Joan K. Petersen
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:07 AM
“We are so very sorry to hear of Marjorie's passing. The Avera family is thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. ”
- Tanya Dietrich
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM
“I will miss talking with Marj and taking care of her. She was always so sweet and made you feel loved. Her smile lit up the room! Her laugh was THE best. She was so beautiful inside and out! Hugs and prayers to all of her family.”
- Deb Droegmiller
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM
“Cindy, Larry and Family. So deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Lisa Williams
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM
“Sincere Sympathies to you, hugs and prayers.”
- Beth and Vinson Weber
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM
“Jill, Georgia and families,
My deepest sympathy to all of you, may God give you strength and peace as you move through the next few days. Cherish all the wonderful memories 🙏
- Mitzi Drey
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM
“Sorry to hear of Marge's passing. I always enjoyed chatting with Marge when we crossed paths.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God's Blessings.”
- Jerry Boger
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM
“So sorry to hear of your mom's passing Mary Lee and family, she was a great lady and was always so sweet to me.”
- Mary Bumann
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM
“I have not seen Marjorie for a while but always enjoyed saying hello. She was a wonderful gal. Sorry to see she passed away. Hi to Cynthia! Hope you remember me. Cynthia, I was recently looking at old photos and saw one of you at my house outside on driveway in winter. We just had our 50th class reunion this past summer. Many of you I do remember from the past growing up in Ida Grove. Blessings to all of you.”
- Marsha [Lunzman] Kjar
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8:38 PM
“I am sorry to hear of Marge's passing. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed visiting with her. Prayers to the family..”
- Angela Goodman
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