Jeffrey Stirtz

Jeffrey L. Stirtz age 64, of Mondamin, Iowa passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 at his home. Jeff was born September 25, 1954 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Arlon and Frances (Hansen) Stirtz. Jeff graduated from West Harrison School in 1972. Jeff married Star Mefferd June 21, 1975 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Jeff farmed his whole life in the Mondamin area. He loved spending time with family and friends, watching his kids and grandkids play sports. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, demolition derby, any kind of outdoor activity, working with his farm landlords, driving around and checking the crops. He would prepare for planting and harvest seasons, and the solitude and freedom of farming. Jeff is preceded in death by his parents, mother and father in law, Don and Darlene Mefferd.

Jeff is survived by his wife Star Stirtz of Mondamin, Iowa, children: Drew Stirtz and wife Halie of Mondamin, Iowa, Chad Stirtz of Mondamin, Iowa, grandchildren, McKenzie Stirtz, Tylar Stirtz, Charleigh Stirtz, Maasen Stirtz, sister: Suzanne Miller and husband Jeff of Bellevue, Nebraska, brother: Mark Stirtz and wife Denise of Lake Port, California.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa The family invites everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following the committal service at the cemetery.

In Loving Memory Of

Jeffrey L. Stirtz

Born September 25, 1954 Council Bluffs, Iowa

Entered Into Rest August 30, 2019 Mondamin, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Missouri Valley, Iowa

Celebrant Father Raphael Masabakhwa

Vocalist Lyle Waterhouse

Vocal Selections

“I have loved you with everlasting love”

“How Great Thou Art”

Honorary Casket Bearers (Grandchildren)

McKenzie Stirtz Tylar Stirtz

Charleigh Stirtz Maasen Stirtz

Casket Bearers

Gene Hoff Pat Hoff

Jerry Hoff Mike Stoltz

Jim Ollinger Steve Hinkel

Barry Thomas Dean Hansen

(In Memory)

Final Resting Place Magnolia Catholic Cemetery Magnolia, Iowa



  • marge Posted August 31, 2019 1:10 pm

    sorry to hear about Jeff you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Marge stirtz Posted August 31, 2019 6:01 pm

    sorry to hear about Jeff. He will be missed

  • Cindy Reuter Posted August 31, 2019 11:45 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Jeff was a wonderful person.

  • Patty & Tom Niedermyer Posted September 1, 2019 5:06 am

    So Very Very Sorry.
    Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
    Patty & Tom Niedermyer

  • Brenda Alton Posted September 1, 2019 12:16 pm

    My heart breaks.

  • Dan and Karen Thompson Posted September 1, 2019 12:59 pm

    Our hearts go out to your family. May you find peace knowing we share in your sorrow.

    With our deepest sympathy.

    Dan and Karen Thompson

  • Sandy Bertelsen Harmelink Posted September 1, 2019 1:09 pm

    Sue, Mark and families, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My prayers are w/you.

  • Connie Jones Siepker Posted September 1, 2019 6:04 pm

    Sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. May God keep you and family in His loving arms during this difficult time.

  • Wendell and Colleen Alaton Posted September 2, 2019 11:53 am

    So sorry to hear–prayers sent for the family

  • Marilyn Porter Nelson Posted September 3, 2019 11:13 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss…He was way to young…my prayers well be with you all. He will be missed by greatly…

  • Deb Witmer Posted September 4, 2019 7:09 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

  • Donella M. Pauli Posted September 4, 2019 3:42 pm

    Star and family, there really are no words to help ease your loss and pain. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that I care about all of you.

  • Vickie (Peterson) Cameron Posted September 5, 2019 7:08 am

    Star, Mark, & Sue So saddened to hear about Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Lori Clark Posted September 5, 2019 3:37 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Pam Ronemous Posted September 6, 2019 1:22 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are sent out to the entire family.

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