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-Roger Burton Pretz-

Roger Burton Pretz, age 71 of Columbus Junction, died Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.  The son of John Raymond and Martha Elizabeth (Pratt) Pretz, he was born October 22, 1938 in rural Columbus Junction.  He was a graduate of the Columbus Community High School.  He served in the US Army from 1961-67. He worked at Econ-O-Mart in Columbus Junction for 26 years, retiring as assistant manager. He was a member of the Columbus City United Methodist Church.

Survivors include:  one sister, Joan Pretz and two brothers, Robert and wife, Janet Pretz and Keith Pretz, all of Columbus Junction; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church, with Rev. Al Coffin and Earlene Lekwa officiating.  Interment followed at the Columbus City Cemetery.
The family received friends on Monday from 4-7:00 p.m. at the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church.  A General memorial has been established in his name.

Honts Funeral Home in Winfield is in charge of the arrangements.

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