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SHANTZ: Vera Magdalena (Ropp) of Zurich

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On October 9, 2019 @ 12:05 PM In Obituary,Zurich | 32 Comments

SHANTZ: Vera Magdalena (Ropp) of Zurich

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.  

Condolences for the family of “SHANTZ: Vera Magdalena (Ropp) of Zurich”

Condolence from Doug and Joyce McBeath on October 9th, 2019 12:12 PM

Our prayers and condolences go to the entire Shantz family. She lived a long and fulfilled life. She was a strong and caring lady

Condolence from Judy Mills on October 9th, 2019 12:16 PM

To Vera ‘s Family;
Please accept my deepest sympathy at this time. My family and I got to know Vera at Bluewater while visiting our mother. She was always friendly to us and had a good memory for what was happening for the activities. She was always punctual for every meal and every event and seemed to enjoy what was happening around her. I am so pleased she made it past her 100th birthday! What an accomplishment. Even though I know you will miss her presence, she has passed on a wonderful legacy to her family. God Bless.

Condolence from Jeff & Val Leis on October 9th, 2019 4:12 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the Shantz family. May God grant you comfort and peace.

Condolence from Edith Martin on October 9th, 2019 4:28 PM

My love and sympathy to all the Shantz family in the loss of a wonderful, caring lady. I think of all the times I came back to Zurich for a special occasion and Vera would meet me with such a warm, welcoming smile, so obviously glad to see me again, even after all the years I’ve been gone. I know Roy will be welcoming her and her nephew, Bob, like we can’t even imagine from here! I pray that the God she loved and trusted will be close to each of you and heaven will seem nearer again as He comforts you and gives you His strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Mary Lou Erb on October 9th, 2019 5:24 PM

My Deepest sympathy to the Shantz family
Love and Prayers
Mary Lou Erb

Condolence from Jim Grainger on October 9th, 2019 6:10 PM

We wish the Shantz family our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Norma Grainger

Condolence from Ron and Ann on October 9th, 2019 6:22 PM

Thinking of all the family. Sincere condolences.

Condolence from Richard & Brenda Schilbe & family on October 9th, 2019 7:08 PM

Gerald, Cathy & family

Sincere sympathy to you at this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Dennis & Joan Duncan on October 10th, 2019 6:14 AM

Norma, and all your family

Sorry to hear for the loss of your mother. Our condolences and sympathy.

Dennis & Joan Duncan

Condolence from Wayne Kelker on October 10th, 2019 8:04 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family . Vera will be at peace . She will watch over you now. Hugs. Wayne & Bonnie

Condolence from Joan and Paul Ducharme on October 10th, 2019 8:25 AM

Our prayers and compassion go to the Shantz family on the loss of Vera, she was a great quilter.

Condolence from Blue Water Rest Home on October 10th, 2019 9:32 AM

Sending condolences on behalf of the Residents, Staff and Board at Blue Water Rest Home. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Condolence from Lloyd and Carol Moore on October 10th, 2019 9:56 AM

To Gerald, Catherine and family.

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom, What an amazing age!!

Condolence from Linda Traquair on October 10th, 2019 10:14 AM

My condolences to Vera’s family. I had the pleasure of working at Queensway with Vera years ago . She was a good woman.

Condolence from Evelyn Vincent on October 10th, 2019 10:58 AM

Condolences to each of the Shantz family. Vera lived a good life and is at peace.
Praying for God’s comfort and peace for each of you
Harv & Evelyn Vincent

Condolence from Mary Mae Schwartzentruber on October 10th, 2019 11:02 AM

To the Shantz family,
thinking warmly of you all, many years after having been “neighbours” on the Babylon line, even tho’ our presence there was only very part-time as children, while we helped Dad look after animals or harvest on the farm! More importantly, we were classmates at the annual Summer Bible School, Rick and Catherine. And most significantly, deeply connected with Lois through family and friendship; therefore, Rick, with you too. You all had your Mother present in this life for such a long time …. perhaps longer than she cared to be here when the quality of her life had slipped away. Now she is at peace, freed from a vulnerable body. May positive memories and the loving support of family and friends be yours at this important time of saying “Good-bye.” I appreciate that Memorial Gifts can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association ….. such an essential resource. God be with all of you. Mary Mae S.

Condolence from Martha Clinch (Gascho) on October 10th, 2019 11:12 AM

Please accept my condolences to the entire Shantz family and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Marg Gingerich on October 10th, 2019 8:51 PM

Sincere condolences to the Shantz family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Gerald and Jean Coleman on October 10th, 2019 9:19 PM

Our condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Tony/Marlene Bedard on October 10th, 2019 9:42 PM


Condolence from Dick & Barb Rau on October 10th, 2019 10:34 PM

Gerald, Cathy & Family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Condolence from Doug Manson on October 10th, 2019 10:36 PM

To all the families may God grant you peace as you mourn but joy in the memories saved in your hearts.
Sincere condolences . God bless you always.
Doug Manson

Condolence from Carrie Rose (Sweeney)Van Osch on October 10th, 2019 11:06 PM

Dearest Sonya, Oh the joy and love of a Grandmother, there will always be that special bond. What the mind has a hard time remembering, the heart never forgets. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours with a special hug to your Mom and Dad
xo Carrie & GVO

Condolence from Neil & Mary Ellen Skinner on October 11th, 2019 12:47 AM

Sending our love and condolences to the entire Shantz family as you celebrate the well-lived life of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Only 2 weeks ago we had the opportunity to visit her and she knew us by name! ‘Grandma Shantz’ will forever be in our hearts and memories. God be with you all!

Condolence from Murray Armstrong on October 11th, 2019 8:08 AM

Gerald, Cathy and Steve, Sonya and Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with through your time of loss.

Lori and Murray Armstrong

Condolence from Al & Sharon Brokenshire on October 11th, 2019 8:52 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Gerald, Cathy, Sonya and Steve and your families, Always hard to lose a mother but she lived a good long life and will rest in peace, sincerest sympathy
Al & Sharon Brokenshire

Condolence from Sally Desjardine on October 11th, 2019 6:00 PM

Gerald, Cathy, Steve and Sonya
My Deepest sympathy to your entire family.

Condolence from Mary Peterson on October 11th, 2019 7:31 PM

My sincere condolences on your loss.
With warm wishes,
Mary Peterson

Condolence from Elaine & Wayne Corbett on October 11th, 2019 9:37 PM

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Cherish your memories to help you through.

Condolence from Chad and Becky Desjardine on October 12th, 2019 12:19 PM

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this time.

Condolence from Patti and Stevie on October 12th, 2019 6:11 PM

Dear Gerald and Cathy
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you and your family!! Thinking of you and sending our heartfelt condolences!!
Patti and Stevie Geoffrey

Condolence from Arlene Bender on October 16th, 2019 10:58 AM

My condolences to the entire Shantz family.

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