Obituary: Allen R. Pontz


REED CITY — Allen R. Pontz, 74, of Reed City, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011 at his home.

He was born January 17, 1937 in Reed City to George and Zetta (Cottrell) Pontz and attended school in Hersey and Reed City, graduating from Reed City High School in 1956.

He married Betty Clark on October 26, 1957.

Al had worked as a machinist at Gardner-Denver, and later at Little Engines.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed bowling, hunting, and fishing.

Surviving are his wife Betty; one daughter, Rita Dailey of Reed City; one brother, Gerry (Gertie) Pontz of Reed City; four grandchildren, Jennifer Dennett, Douglas Dailey, Brandy Dailey, and Shawn Snider, and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra, in 1983 and a son, Steven, in 1986, brothers, Robert and Harold, and sister, Dorothy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Dawn Pooley officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at McDowell Funeral Home.

Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church would be appreciated.