In memory of

Mary Ann Pautsch

December 31, 1942 - August 20, 2017
From: Sac City, IA
Mary Ann Pautsch

Mary Ann Pautsch

Born: December 31, 1942
Died: August 20, 2017
Age: 74
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     Mary Pautsch, 74, of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA, on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Mary Ann Penniman was born December 31, 1942, on the family farm north of Sac City, IA, the third child of Frank and Frances Penniman.  As a child she loved riding her horse, Trigger.  She attended country school through the 8th grade, graduating in 1961 from Lake View-Auburn.  She worked various jobs throughout her life.
     On October 9, 1965, she married Russ Pautsch in Auburn, IA.  They had four sons, who were the pride of her life.  Mary was a hard worker, who never complained.  She loved Bingo, playing cards, feeding her family and gardening. 
     She is survived by her husband Russ and sons: Bradley (Sally) Pautsch of Sioux City, IA, Kurt (Amy) Pautsch of Mapleton, IA, Terry (Kim) Pautsch of Gowrie, IA, and Ryan (Eve) Pautsch of Denver, IA; step-daughter, Cindy (Steve) Ploen of Moville, IA; her beloved grandchildren: Joe, Mary and Reggie Pautsch; Elizabeth (Lucas) Else, Laura, Katherine, and Anna Pautsch; Melissa Pautsch; Grant, Miles and Henry Pautsch; Eric Ploen, Aaron (Kristi) Ploen, Katelynn (Jama) Farrah; and seven great-grandchildren.  Other survivors include her siblings: Alta (Melvin) Zollman of Quimby, IA,  Robert (Brigitta) Penniman of Delvan, WI,  Annie (Larry) Ladwig of Phoenix, AZ, Mike (Susie) Penniman of Sac City, and Fred (Merlene) Penniman of Pulaski, TN; sister-in-law Jennie Pautsch; many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
     Mary was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Becky and Frank; nephews: Jimmy, Johnny, Michael Lee and Jesse.

10:30 a.m., Tuesday
August 22, 2017
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Pastor Don Pobanz
5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday
August 21, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Delaware Township Cemetery
Nemaha, Iowa


Friday, August 25, 2017 at 3:19 PM
“So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. Our condolences.”
- Julie Phalp
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM
“So very sorry to hear this! I had the pleasure of working with Mary and Her son Kurt at the Villager years ago. She was a wonderful lady always so kind. Sending prayers to all the family. ”
- Teresa Loxterkamp
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM
“Our thoughts & prayers are with the Pautsch
- Gordon & Margaret Mooney
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM
“What a wonderful lady! I am so sorry for your loss.”
- Rose Harjes
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM
“I have very fond memories of Mary. I pray for peace and comfort for your family.”
- Rachel Santema Freeman
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 3:31 PM
“I know I never met her, but I have heard amazing things about Aunt Mary! Thank you to you Mary for helping to raise the man of my dreams, Frank James Penniman. With your help he has become an amazing Man, father and Husband. I know you will continue to influence and watch over our family from above. My condolences go out to all the family in this difficult time and I hope to meet everyone soon. ”
- Coreen Penniman
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 9:21 AM
“So sad to hear about Mary's passing. She babysat my daughter for a short time, back in the 70's. She was a very loving, kind person. Once in awhile, I would see her somewhere, and we would always chat a bit. Hugs and Prayers to Russ and boys!”
- Nancy Cornelius
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:05 PM
“Ryan, We are so sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a great angel.”
- Gary & Marla Hoffman
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“We extend our sympathy to the family. ”
- Todd and Teri Luckow
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Brad, May and family, we send our sympathy and love to you all. Your Mom was a lovely person, we shared many a conversation at ball games and school events in the years past. I'm sure you will miss her greatly as will all who knew and loved her. May God hold you close and give you comfort in this great loss. Darwin and Betty Schmidt”
- Darwin & Betty Schmidt
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Pautsch. We sure missed seeing her at Bingo in Holstein. Our thoughts and prayers to her family!!”
- Troy & Heidi Howard
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