Peacefully at the Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Elam Wilbur Shantz who predeceased her on November 23, 1995. Dear mother of Douglas and Doreen Shantz, New Hamburg, Gerald and Catherine Shantz, Zurich, Richard and Lois Shantz, Prescott, AZ, Norma and John Iutzi, New Hamburg, and Nancy and Paul Gingerich, Thedford. Lovingly remembered by 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Luanna and Albert Martin, Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge and many Ropp and Shantz nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Alvina (Baechler) Ropp; brother Alfred and Verna Ropp; sister Ina and Ward Neeb; sister and brother-in-laws; Sylvia Shantz, Seleda and Daniel Steckle; Mahlon and Mary Shantz, Orval and Helen Shantz and a grandson Perry Douglas Shantz.
Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street, North, ZURICH on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and again on Saturday, October 12th at the Kingsfield – Zurich Mennonite Church, 37818 Zurich Hensall Road from 10 AM until time of service which will be held at 11 AM, Pastor Ryan Jantzi officiating. Interment Zurich Mennonite Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association or the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family.