Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – Wilma Jean Slutts, 74, Mediapolis



Wilma Jean Slutts, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.

Wilma was born on May 30, 1947 in Bloomfield, Iowa the daughter of Edward and Cecil (Rudd) Reese. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in the Spring of 1966 and was united in marriage to John Andrew Slutts on July 25, 1966 in Eldon, Iowa.

Her first son: John Jr., was born in the Fall of 1967, followed by her second son, Tim in the Spring of 1970. The family lived in the Cantril/Selma area until moving to the Wapello/Mediapolis area where she remained until her passing. She was a hard and dedicated worker throughout her years at Beckman Cleaners and Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab. Wilma loved spending time with her family, playing Rummikub and Trouble with her grandkids. She also enjoyed watching her daily soap operas, especially General Hospital, along with Survivor on television. Wilma will be dearly missed by her family.

She leaves her two sons: Tim (Jennifer) Slutts of Burlington, and John Jr. (Melinda Wiemann) Slutts, of Donnellson; seven grandchildren: Derrick (Chelsea) Slutts of Muscatine, Dakota (Sierra) Slutts of Burlington, Maddie Bark of Burlington, Kristian (Francesca) Bark of Jacksonville, Florida, Jasmine (Kyle) Ruse of Wever, Margret Slutts (Darshain) of Muscatine, Kaitlyn (Robert) Munoz of Centerville  and Abby (Andrew) Giese; as well as eleven great grandkids.

She was proceeded in death by her husband of fifty years: John Slutts, Sr.; her father: Edward Reese; mother: Cecil Reese and one sister: Janet.

A celebration of life will be announced and held at a later.A memorial has been established in her memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.

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