Monday, February 23, 2009

John Ponsetto, 1921-2005

Schmidt Family Funeral Home 
  John Ponsetto, age 83, of Centerville, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. He was born the son of the late Michael A. Ponsetto and the late Elenora (Nobile) Ponsetto on December 27, 1921 in Jerome, Iowa. He attended Jerome Community Schools through the eighth grade.  

  On September 22, 1946, John was united in marriage to Lela Fenton at Corydon, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was employed as a farmer and coal miner. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville, Iowa.  John was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers Peter, Leon, and Richard Ponsetto.  He is survived by: his wife, Lela Ponsetto, of Centerville, Iowa; and a sister, Louise Radwick, of Davenport, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
  Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at 1:00 P.M., at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa with Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S., officiating. Burial will follow at the Jerome Cemetery in Jerome, Iowa.
  Visitation will be held on Friday, March 25, 2005, from 1:00 till 8:00 P.M., with the family present from 6:00 till 8:00 P.M., at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa.
  Memorials can be made to the Jerome Cemetery Association or Alzheimer's Association and can be left at or mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Home at 501 North 18th Street in Centerville, Iowa 52544

Gravestone in Jerome Cemetery
Social Security Death Index
The SSDI gives his birth date as 27 December 1921, his death date as 22 March 2005, and his last residence as Seymour, Wayne, IA 52590. His SSN was issued in Iowa before 1951.

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