Edward J. "Ed" Bunz

Dec 10, 2018
Bunz, Ed news


Private family services will be held at a later date.


4:00 ‑ 7:00 PM, Thursday, December 13, 2018 at La Porte City Funeral Home.


West View Cemetery, La Porte City


Friendship Village Foundation


Edward J. Bunz, 92 of Waterloo, formerly of La Porte City, died at Lakeview Landing of Friendship Village, Monday, December 10, 2018. He was born October 31, 1926 in Bruce Township, the son of Henry and Mamie (Bushnell) Bunz.

He married Lavonne Bader December 11, 1949 in the Little Brown Church, in Nashua. She preceded him in death in 1978. He then married Sonia Johannsen January 11, 1980 at the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City.

Ed was a Farmer in La Porte City, owned an appliance store in LPC - Klein Electric, then worked at John Deere - Experimental mechanic and made machines to test parts for 10 years.

He served in the US Army in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska and attended First United Methodist Church in La Porte City.

Ed is survived by: Wife, Sonia Johannsen of Waterloo; five daughters, Barbara (Dave) Williams and Diane (Ed) Emmel, all of Boise, ID, Susan (Mike) Butler of Grimes, Tara (Ger Edwards) Johannsen of Center Point, and Jodi (Gary) Shearer of Altoona; five grandchildren, Olivia Cooper, Matthew Butler, Neal Williams, Eric Butler and Jesse Shearer; seven great grandchildren and three nephews and one niece.

He is preceded by: Wife, Lavonne; Grandson, Aaron Williams; two sisters, Maxine Kotouc, and Mary Ellen Becker.

Ed enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family.

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  1. Ray Yarrow | Dec 19, 2018
     Prayers to all the family whom I've known since childhood! Love,  Ray
  2. Yvette Shoemaker | Dec 12, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sonia. Ed was such a wonderful kind hearted man. We know he will be missed greatly.

    Yvette Shoemaker-former receptionist at Park Lane

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