Bernice A. Zabloudil

  • Born: November 27, 1920
  • Died: November 17, 2015
  • Location: Iowa City, Ainsworth, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bernice A. Zabloudil, 94 formerly of Iowa City, Ainsworth and Cedar Rapids died Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at the Solon Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Friday, November 20, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until services on Friday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences can be sent for her family through the funeral home website @

Bernice A. Graper was born November 27, 1920, in Union Township of Johnson County, Iowa the daughter of Hugo and Grace (Brandt) Graper. She was united in marriage to Adolph A. Zabloudil on January 15, 1939 in Cosgrove. The couple farmed for a number of years, then she worked at the Kresge's Store in Iowa City and later at the Kmart store in Cedar Rapids. Bernice not only liked working outside the home, she enjoyed her gardens, flowers, crocheting, needle work, playing cards, dominoes, listening to music and in her younger years dancing.

She had this thing about babies, she loved all babies, whether it was a chicken, puppy, kitten, or one of her many grandchildren, she simply loved all babies!

Her family includes; daughters, Carolyn Wolter (Dwain) of South Amana, Grace Stock of Clinton, IA, Mary Reese (Roy) of Iowa City, Margaret Farmer of Hills, Helen Miller (Thomas D.) of West Branch, and Nina Cullin (Randy) of Iowa City; sons, Adolph "Zab" Zabloudil Jr. (Mary) of Mt. Vernon, IA, Jim Zabloudil (Linda) of Storm Lake, IA, Bob Zabloudil (Deb) of Westerville, OH, and George Zabloudil of Washington, IA; 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Brian Cullin; sons-in-law, John Stock and Russell Zook; sister, Carrie Lewis, and brothers Ivin and Glen Graper.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Bernice's family and her services.