Oma  Klontz


Oma M. Klontz, 87, of Ottumwa died at 10:12 p.m. May 10, 2019 at Van Buren County Hospital.
She was born October 1, 1931 to Walter and Florence Skirvin Wood. She married Emmett Van Veen and they divorced. She married N. Wilbur Bane and they divorced. She married Maynard Klontz October 25, 1985 and he preceded her in death December 11, 1988.
Oma enjoyed her St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with her family.
Surviving are four sons, Emmett Van Veen Jr. of Ottumwa, John Van Veen of Oskaloosa, Bruce (Bridget) Van Veen of Ottumwa and Paul Bane of Bellingham, WA; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; a sister, Margaret Mull of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Victor Wood and six sisters, Pauline Sholes, Frances Venator, Ethel Kuhn, Marian Paxton, Helen Versteegh and Jan Van Veen.
Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Cremation will follow the visitation.
Inurnment will be at Shaul Cemetery at a later date.
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Published on May 13, 2019
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Jordan Van Veen
May 14, 2019
Rest in peace Oma. We all love you very much and send our condolences and prayers to your family. I will never forget the time we spent after grandma (Jan) passed on. You two are so similar and have such a beautiful personality. I am thankful to know that you will be watching over me now.

With love, from Jordan, Andy and Bridget Van Veen
Charles and Winifred Schertz
May 13, 2019
Sending out my sympathy to the family of our old neighbor and the mother of my son's buddy as they grew up in rural Ottumwa. Our hearts go out to Paul and Joyce and the rest of the family. May God give you comfort in this time of sadness.