|Leland V. Pontzius|
|December 23, 1922 - March 09, 2009|
|Silvis, IL, formerly of Winfield, IA and Wapello, IA|
|Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Wapello United Methodist Church, 319 N. Main St., Wapello, IA|
| Leland Verdell “Pud” Pontzius, 86, of Silvis, IL, formerly of the Winfield, IA and Wapello, IA, areas, died Monday March 9, 2009, at his home.|
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the Methodist Church in Wapello, IA, with Rev. Scott Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or a favorite charity. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, assisted the family with arrangements.
Leland was born December 23, 1922 in Wapello, IA, a son of Albert and Edna Courney Pontzius. He married Dorothy Mae Housman on December 19, 1945 in Rock Island, IL.
In his early years he farmed in the Winfield, IA, area. He then moved to Illinois and worked at Nichols Homeshield, retiring in the mid 1980’s.
Survivors (and spouses) include a daughter, Vickie (Phil) Slightom, DeWitt, IA; sons, Dennis (Sue) Pontzius, Ankeny, IA, and Daniel (Shirley) Pontzius, Moline, IL; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 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.