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Debby Jantz

Debby K. Jantz, 70 of Kingsley, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday 24, 2022 at her residence.

A visitation was held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29 with family present during this time followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA. Online condolences may be sent to

Debby K. Jantz was born June 30, 1952, in Sioux City, the daughter of Theodore R. and Iona M. (Mahin) Schumacher. She grew up in the Correctionville, Iowa, area graduating from Correctionville High School in 1970. Following high school she worked in Sioux City as a legal secretary.

On September 1, 1995, Debby married Steve Jantz in Kingsley. The couple made their home for the last 27 years in Kingsley. Together they enjoyed attending their kids’, grandkids’, and even great-grandkids’ events. They spent countless hours in the bleachers traveling near and far. They also enjoyed golfing and the friendships made on the course. According to Debby, three clubs were really all you need for a round of golf!

Debby enjoyed baking and especially loved making and sharing holiday goodies. It wasn’t uncommon to find over 20 different recipes being baked with the kids and grandkids for Christmas. Debby also loved watching British sitcoms, reading, puzzles and spending time with her sisters and family. She loved spending time in her garden and tending to her flowers.

Debby was somehow able to find pleasure in simple moments — even pulling weeds. Debby’s favorite times were spent visiting with her friends, family and most of all spoiling her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Steve Jantz of Kingsley; two daughters Stacy (Lee) Campbell of Pierson, Iowa, and Darcy (Chad) Kuchel of Kingsley; two sons John Susie of Kingsley and Tim (Abbie) Susie of Kingsley; grandchildren Kendra, Tyler, Austin, Kaylee, Payton, Paige, Drake, Jagger, Weston and Beau; two great-grandchildren Paisley and Ada; sisters Betty Fitch of Correctionville, and Shirley Goodburn of Estero, Fla.; brother Gary (Ann) Schumacher of Correctionville; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Debby was preceded in death by her parents; infant son Mark; and sisters Kay Dorn and Colleen Mammen.

In the words of Sophia, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose, “Stay golden.”


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