Jeffrey R. Mountz

June 06, 1947 - February 09, 2017

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Saturday, February 18, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, February 18, 4:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Jeffrey R. Mountz, 69, a lifetime area resident, died Thursday, February 9, 2017, in his residence.

He was born June 6, 1947 in Kendallville to Omar Edward and Helen (Reith) Mountz.

Jeff graduated from Kendallville High School in 1965. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1969, at one point patrolling the DMZ in Korea under occasional fire.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2004 after 32 years of perfect attendance.

He was a member of Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Kendallville American Legion Post 86 and St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville.

Jeff enjoyed making model cars and raising chickens, ducks, and rabbits. His passion was animals of all kinds. He was ever loyal to the Cleveland Browns and enjoyed NASCAR racing, especially the early years.

On May 21, 1994, in Kendallville he married his best friend, Suzanne Cates.

Surviving are his wife, Suzanne Mountz of Kendallville, a daughter, Jenni (Adam) Strack of Fort Wayne; two sons, John Mountz of Kendallville, and Bradley (Amanda) Mountz of Kendallville; his mother, Helen Mountz of Fort Wayne; a sister, Deborah (Bob) Arnold of Fort Wayne; a brother, Craig (Sandie) Mountz of Brentwood, Tennessee; 7 grandchildren, Taylor Mountz, Kayla Mountz, Chloe Mountz, Abigail Mountz, Breanna Strack, Brooke Strack, and Brecken Strack; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy and Bob Sorensen of Kendallville; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father in 1991, and many much loved animal companions; in particular, Ginger, in 2016, known by many as a very special dog.

Per Jeff's adamant and fervent wish, funeral arrangements will be as humble, simple, and casual as possible. Feel free to come as you choose.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State St, Kendallville.

Honor guard services will be provided by Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Kendallville American Legion Post 86, Rome City American Legion Post 381, and active duty members of the U.S. Air Force.

Calling is Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 Sherman St, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755 or any VA facility.

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Guest Book

the Jennings Family
February 20th, 2017 6:41pm
Chestertown ny

Suzanne... Sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Mom and our family are thinking of you at this difficult time. May you find the strength to get through this tough time. Sending hugs from NY CIndy Jennings Pat Fish daughter

Karen(Potts) & Dave Norden
February 17th, 2017 11:51pm
Kendallville, Indiana

๐ŸŒนSuzanne & Family, ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Praying for God to Grant you Peace & Give you Strength to get thru these tough times! Jeff was an Awesome co-worker & just an all around Great guy! We missed him when he retired! Karen Norden

Rob Swaim
February 16th, 2017 7:46am
Fort Wayne, Indiana

I'm sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Barbara Kropp Kessler Zimmer
February 15th, 2017 3:36pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Bill Eicher
February 15th, 2017 12:23pm
Spencerville, Indiana

Deb, So Sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. He was an outstanding man.

Christine (Ehlers) Howard
February 14th, 2017 2:16pm
Rome City

My thoughts and prayers for the family. Thinking of all of you.

Terry and Sheryl Roberts
February 14th, 2017 1:44pm

We were so sorry to hear of Jeffs passing. He was an exceptionally nice person.

Jim Hawkins and Gail Patnode Hawkins
February 12th, 2017 6:43pm
Greeneville, TN

Dearest Suzanne. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and blessings. Jim n Gail

Janet Strouse Reade
February 12th, 2017 10:18am
Kendallville, Indiana

Jeff grew up in our neighborhood. As kids, we had so much fun! I graduated with him. My sincere condolences to the family. My prayers are sent your way.

Laura Hammel Bailey
February 12th, 2017 7:46am

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. My prayers are with you all.

Katherine and Mark Wendland
February 12th, 2017 5:27am
Fort Myers Florida

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We love you all and especially Jeff for all he has done for his family and community. ๐Ÿ’œ Sending lots of love, comfort , hugs and peace during this time. โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

Roger and Jody Ford
February 11th, 2017 9:19pm
Ft.Wayne, In

God be with the family and especially his wife Suzanne. Rest in peace friend.

Davette L. Miller
February 11th, 2017 3:44pm

Suzanne, So very sorry for the loss of your ....... Cherish the time you had together. Memories can help us get through a lot.... Praying for comfort, peace and healing of your heart.