August 26, 2013


Wilma Eileen Bundt, 73, of Glidden, Iowa, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden with Pastor Rick Hamilton of Grace Baptist Church in Glidden officiating assisted by Pastor Cliff Heckman. Pianist will be Shelly Brant, and vocalists will be Sherry Kernen and Tim Robbins singing "In the Garden" and "Higher Ground." Casket bearers will be Roger Brant, Joel Bundt, Loren Lantz, John Toms, Brian Lantz, Chad Lantz, Ramon Brant and Phil Brant. Burial will be at Dillavou Cemetery near Scranton.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Monday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Born Oct. 31, 1939, at home in Dunlap, Iowa, she was a daughter of Willis and Margaret (Kelly) Lantz. She grew up on her family's farm near Dunlap and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1958. Following high school she worked as a cook for the Woodbine School District until 1969. Wilma also worked as a cook for the Raccoon River Bible Camp where she met her future husband. She was married to Romayne Bundt on June 14, 1969, at United Methodist Church in Woodbine with Pastor Glasscock officiating. The couple made their home north of Glidden where they farmed and raised their family. Wilma was active in the farming operation and worked as a cook for the Southern Cal School District. She was head cook for 15 years, retiring in 2002.

Wilma and Romayne moved into Glidden in 2007. They were active members of the Scranton Friends Church until its closing. They most recently have been members of Grace Baptist Church in Glidden. Wilma enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, winning at board games, and spending time with her family.

Wilma is survived by her husband: Romayne Bundt of Glidden; two sons: Terry Bundt and his wife Stephanie of Leon, Iowa, and Allen Bundt and his wife Peggy of Churdan, Iowa; three daughters: Donna Yelverton of Lee's Summit, Mo., Betty Oldham and her husband Andy of Lee's Summit, and Renee Bailey and her husband Andy of South Sioux City, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; two brothers: Leland Lantz and his wife Irene of Onawa, Iowa, and Donald Lantz and his wife Mary of Woodbine, Iowa; three brothers-in-law: Duane Bundt and his wife Joan of Glidden, Vernon Bundt and his wife Juanita of Glidden, and David Bundt of Wisconsin; four sisters-in-law: Anita Jones of Glidden, Geraldine Scholtens and her husband Herman of Michigan, Joan Mitchell and her husband David of Maine and Sherrine Bundt of Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents.