Rev. Carl J. Manternach


Rev. Carl J. Manternach, 91, of Dubuque, formerly of Monticello passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Stonehill Franciscan Services.

A private Mass of Christian Burial was live-streamed on Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Archbishop Michael Jackels officiated and Rev. Paul Baldwin did the concelebrate along with priests of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Kramer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Carl was born May 14, 1929 in Monticello, the son of George and Clara (Kurt) Manternach. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Monticello and Loras College. His theological training was at Mount St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque. Carl was ordained on Feb. 5, 1955 at Christ the King Chapel, Loras College.

His first assignment was as an associate at St. Joseph’s New Albin, for a short time before being named associate pastor at St Boniface, New Vienna 1955-1957, Holy Ghost, Dubuque, 1957-1962, St. Peter, New Haven 1962-1963, St. Patrick, Anamosa, 1963-1968, St. Mary’s, Guttenberg, 1968-1969, St. Joseph, Marion, 1969-1971, SS Peter and Paul, Gilbert, 1971-1976, St. Mary’s, Williams, 1973-1974, Immaculate Conception, Lansing, 1976-1980, Visitation, Stacyville, 1980-1990, Sacred Heart, Meyer, St. Mel’s McIntire, 1987-1990, St. John the Baptist, Peosta, Holy Family, New Melleray, 1990-1999. He retired to his hometown of Monticello and served the parish of St. Patrick’s in Anamosa.

Survivors include his siblings: Paul Manternach of Cedar Rapids, Jim Manternach and Bernard (Anna) Manternach, both of Monticello, Ruth Ahart of Dow City, Mary (George) Whalen of Carson City, Nev. and Joyce (Rich) Lynch of Cascade, Betty Manternach, Monticello.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, infant Joan, brother, Melvin Manternach, in-laws Elodie and Shirley Manternach and Emmett (Mike) Ahart.

Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart School in Monticello.

Online condolences may be left for the family at Cards and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, PO Box 791, Monticello, IA 52310-0791.

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