AUBURN – Bert Morenz, 75, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital, Carroll. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 20 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Auburn. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson and burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, January 19 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. A Rosary will be prayed at 3:00 pm with a Vigil service at 6:00 pm. Lampe Funeral Home, Lake City handling the arrangements.

Delbert Charles Morenz was born March 7, 1938 in Auburn, Iowa to Albert and Elma (Baumgartel) Morenz. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1957. On September 13, 1958 he married Patricia Heithoff at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Roselle, Iowa. Bert and Pat owned and operated the Auburn Enterprise Newspaper and Tri County Special Advertiser for 35 years.

Delbert is survived by his wife Pat Morenz of Auburn, children Jeff (JoAnne) Morenz of Atlantic, Kim Morenz (Bowen White) of Overland Park, KS, Todd (Lori) Morenz of Tonganoxie, KS, and Jodi Morenz of Carroll, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, brothers Dwight (Frannie) Morenz, Jim Morenz, Gene (Cheryl) Morenz, Joel (Carole) Morenz, sisters Judy (Bill) Vote, Gert Drost, Donna (Wayne) Smidt, and Dianne (Bruce) Seymour. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Glenn (Dottie) Heithoff, Gene (Diane) Heithoff, Jerry Heithoff and sisters-in-law Carlene (Keith) Dorpinghaus and Joyce (Phil) Simons. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Elma Morenz and mother and father-in-law Leoand Helen Heithoff.

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