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John Michael Ertzinger

March 28, 1948 ~ October 20, 2018 (age 70)

John Michael Ertzinger, 70, of Burlington, died at 12:38 AM Saturday, October 20, 2018, at his home.

Born March 28, 1948, in Burlington, he was the son of Leo Henry and Ruby May Kirby Ertzinger. On June 8, 1974, he married Beverly "Bev" Joyce Hartley in Burlington. She died on April 9, 2012.

John started at Murry Iron Works, which went through many name changes, and he retired as a machinist after 30 years.

He loved his grandsons, family and friends. He was a Jeff Gordon and a 34 Raceway fan.  He enjoyed hunting, coon hunting with his dogs, playing bingo, roller skating, and singing Karaoke (even though he could not always carry a tune). He was a member of Machinists Local 1010.  

Survivors include his daughter, Melissa (Jared) Sommerfelt of Burlington; two grandsons, Dakotah & Kohltin Sommerfelt at home; three brothers, Wayne "Bud" Ertzinger and Randall "Randy" P. Ertzinger both of Burlington, Dale (Sue) Ertzinger of South East Muskegon, MI; one sister, Rita Kuhen of San Diego, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Daniel, and one sister-in-law, Veronica Ertzinger.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for John Ertzinger will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Shane McCampbell officiating.  Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Ft. Madison.  

A memorial has been established for his grandchildren's Education.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

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