Karl J. "Butch" Muntz, 69, of Ransom died at 5:55 P.M. Monday October 18, 2010 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Rev. Ray Guthrie will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Ransom, Illinois. Pallbearers will be, John Blair, Jim Ross, Don Ahearn, Paul Phelan, Ken Renner, Jim Palko, John Kling and Callie Simpson. Honorary pallbearers will be Nicole and Cody Black, Shane Muntz, Daniel and Jenna Koval, Zach, Cole, Seth and Toby Wheeler, Shawn and Scott Brownsey.
Born April 3, 1941 in Streator he was the son of Carl and Hazel (Malhoit) Muntz. He married Jean Stadel on April 8, 1961 at St. Patrick's Church, Ransom. She survives in Ransom.
He is survived by his wife of Ransom; daughters, Marla (Bobby) Black of Streator, Cathy (Ted) Koval of Streator; a son Tim Muntz of Ransom; grandchildren, Nicole and Cody Black, Shane Muntz, Daniel and Jenna Koval.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William J. Muntz.
Born in Streator Karl attended Sherman grade school and graduated from Streator High School class of 1960. Karl and his wife Jean moved to Ransom shortly after they were married.
He worked for Owens Illinois Glass Company as a Machine Operator for over 40 years until his retirement. He served on the Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department for
44 ½ years. He served as the Fire Chief for 29 ½ years. He also served the community of Ransom as a Boy Scout Leader for many years.
Karl was an avid Chicago Bears and Notre Dame fan. He also loved attending Rivermen Hockey games. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed.
Memorials may be directed to his grandchildren's college education.
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