Rosella M. Hudachek

  • Born: May 10, 1929
  • Died: November 6, 2015
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rosella M. Hudachek, 86, of Iowa City, passed away November 6, 2015, at Mercy Hospital Hospice in Iowa City.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Sunday, November 15th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial following at Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in Rosella's name may be made to the Rosella Hudachek Memorial Fund.

Rosella was born May 10, 1929; daughter of Emma and Reynold Strong and grew up the oldest of five children on their farm in Fayette County. She graduated from Elgin High School and The University of Northern Iowa and taught school in New Albin, Iowa before marrying Raymond "Butch" Hudachek in August of 1951. After marriage, they settled near Lone Tree on the farm they would raise their family on and call home for the next 40 years, until Butch's death in 1990.

She loved music, playing the piano, organ and attending various local musical events. She was also an excellent seamstress and often made, mended and tailored her children's and grandchildren's clothing. She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City and the Christian Women's Club.

Her family includes her children, Randy (Lynn) Hudachek of Iowa City; Sheri (Ron) Lantz of Battle Creek, MI, Brian (Diane) Hudachek of Lone Tree, Brent (Sandi) Hudachek of Hills and Rini Hudachek of Iowa City; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Earle (Jeanette) Strong, Duane (Sara) Strong, Jeanie (Jerry) Hinkel and sister-in-law, Jewell Strong.

Rosella was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Lowell and sister-in-law, Oma Lee.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Rosella's family and her services.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8)

Posted by Mario    November 24, 2015

Sheri and family, I was so very sorry to learn of Rosella's passing. Please know I have been thinking of you this weekend. How wonderful that the weather is good. May the precious memories you hold in your hearts comfort and sustain you as you go forward. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy (Pisarik) Mulder

Posted by Nancy Mulder - Grand Rapids, MI   November 15, 2015


Sorry about hearing the loss of your mother

Posted by Dan Jedlicka friend and neighbor of your family in 1964 - Central City Iowa, IA - Lone Tree Grade School   November 12, 2015

Rosella was a lovely woman that we enjoyed knowing. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lowell and Linda Forbes

Posted by Lowell and Linda Forbes    November 11, 2015


Very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a very kind and sweet person. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Posted by Steven Forbes - Johnson City, TN   November 10, 2015

Sorry to hear about your mother Brian.

Posted by Marc plank - Wellman, IA - Friend of Brian and Diane   November 10, 2015

Sheri, Ron, Mallory & Marshall... As you face the days ahead, know that we are praying for you and asking for God to hold you all close. We are so sorry you have to walk this path ... But find peace and celebrate the beautiful memories of family!! Your mom/Gma was special & sweet and she left a wonderful legacy of Love! Hugs to each of you!!

Posted by Rhonda & Bruce Lauderman - Battle Creek, MI - Frienamily   November 10, 2015


Just remembering the good times we had with Rosie. Rosie was a delightful and kind sister/sister-in-law. . We are deeply sorry we can not attend the funeral service. Our prayers and thoughts are with Rosie's family! We treasure the memories!

Lots of Love,
Earle & Jeannette

Posted by Earle and Jeannette Strong - Windsor, CO - Brother & Sister-in-law   November 10, 2015


Sheri & Ron,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She received her angel wings and will watch over you. May she rest in peace. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Kevin & Mary Smith

Posted by Kevin & Mary Smith - Battle Creek, MI   November 10, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Johnny Sammons - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   November 10, 2015


Sheri & family, you're all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I think back to the fun summers we had together and how I loved Rosie's cooking, especially her black raspberry pie! My mom will certainly miss their long conversations and getting her newsy cards and letters. Hope to connect on Saturday unless our next grandchild decides to make an appearance, Aubrey is due Nov. 18 but has been having indications of going early! Love & prayers,

Posted by Shelley Hanrahan - De Witt, IA - friend   November 09, 2015

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