Jerry N. Honts
March 23, 1961 - August 26, 2017
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JERRY HONTS
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Jerry N. Honts, 56, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Dave McIntosh of the Hillcrest Baptist Church will officiate. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service at the First Baptist Church in Muscatine. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Emily Honts. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com

Jerry was born on March 23, 1961, in Muscatine, the son of Robert V. and Catherine White Honts. He was a graduate of Muscatine High School, class of 1979. He married Emily Graham on September 28, 2002, in Muscatine at the Wesley United Methodist Church.

He had many talents and skills in the steel fabrication industry and was currently employed with Howard Steel. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, landscaping, and sharing his love for God.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Emily Honts of Muscatine; his children, Sarah Honts of Gilbert, Arizona, and Ryne Honts and wife, Chrissy, and Katie Honts, all of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Hayden, Viviana, and Eli; two brothers, Larry Honts and wife, Mishelle, and Dave Honts and significant other, Gail Long, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Gloria Scholz of Port Orange, Florida, and Shirley Wilson and husband, Jack, of LeClaire; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law, Lyn Scholz, and John Beverlin; and a nephew, Joe Beverlin.
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Thu, August 31, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Fri, September 1, 2017
11:00 AM


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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Virginia & LaVern Lippelgoes
Aug 31, 2017

Emily, Katie and family, So sorry to hear the news of your hubby and daddy. Jerry was taken way too soon. May you find peace and comfort in Gods love and grace. With heartfelt sympathy and HUGS!

Doug Sywassinjk
Aug 29, 2017

Jerry, You were a very longtime friend to me.... We forgot about the time when I had to come disco your cable tv..... I won't say what happened. but it was scary, and You were pissed..... Those were times we laughed abou... more

Aug 29, 2017
Jerry, You were a very longtime friend to me.... We forgot about the time when I had to come disco your cable tv..... I won't say what happened. but it was scary, and You were pissed..... Those were times we laughed about in later years.... Actually, you lived in the same hose I rented from Jim and Betsy Evans.... I will miss you very much.... We always talked for like an hour whenever we saw each other.... You jabbered on and on, and I loved it.... Whatever way.... I will touch You to say goodbye... Love You Bro.....

Doug Sywassinjk
Judy Lindley-Gee
Aug 29, 2017

Finding this loss of a good good friend extremely painful right now. Lots and lots of memories through the years... Will miss you my friend. Until we see each other again...... I will never forget you and I am so thank... more

Aug 29, 2017
Finding this loss of a good good friend extremely painful right now. Lots and lots of memories through the years... Will miss you my friend. Until we see each other again...... I will never forget you and I am so thankful you found the happiness you deserved with Emily....

Judy Lindley-Gee
Bryan Fessler
Aug 28, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Linda Harris
Aug 27, 2017

Rip Jerry, , you will be missed. You were a great husband, father, and a friend to many people. Always had a smile. No more pain. You can now visit people in heaven, hunt, fish, and someday we will all see you again. You... more

Aug 27, 2017
Rip Jerry, , you will be missed. You were a great husband, father, and a friend to many people. Always had a smile. No more pain. You can now visit people in heaven, hunt, fish, and someday we will all see you again. You left much to soon. The angels have opened up their wings. So fly Jerry, keep a eye out for all of us. Emily, katie, and family.. prayers.

Linda Harris
Barbara Black
Aug 27, 2017

Always fond memories of "Hontsie" as I think I nicknamed him in grade school or jr. high, don't remember but we always talked about our great childhood and all the trouble we caused in math class at old Central. Was alwa... more

Aug 27, 2017
Always fond memories of "Hontsie" as I think I nicknamed him in grade school or jr. high, don't remember but we always talked about our great childhood and all the trouble we caused in math class at old Central. Was always so nice to see him when I'd come back for our class reunions. Too young to leave us. May you RIP Hontsie!

Barbara Black
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