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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of Bernice's passing. I worked at Kresge's at the same time she did, not at the fountaine but in the store. She was just the nices person. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Carol J Bream - Bradenton, FL - co worker.   November 23, 2015

Nina & Mary, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of you.

Posted by Barbara Wade - Iowa City, IA - Friend   November 20, 2015

Zab and Mary -
I am so sorry for your loss. My parents (Richard & June) would also like to send their condolences. If you have a chance to stop by to see them, I'm sure they would love the company.

Posted by Sue (Cabrnoch) Morgan - Cedar Rapids, IA - Friend   November 20, 2015

Growing up, I always loved coming to your house. It was so full of life, and your mom and dad always seemed to have so much fun with each other. They'll be missed by all of you. What a legacy they left.

Posted by Merle (Dutch's Girl) Eggert - West Branch, IA   November 20, 2015

Aunt Bernice was always so kind and nice to all of us kids.
I remember her best as a Rock in a storm with our family reunions. She and Uncle Adolph were great together and separately.
Humor was a big thing when they were around all of you.
I love all of you and agree there is probably a very happy card game in heaven with much jubilation and celebration.
May they all rest in the arms of God.

Posted by Doris Toteno - Canon City, CO - Niece   November 19, 2015

Grandma you will be missed and never forgotten.

Posted by James Williams - Hiawatha, IA   November 18, 2015

Bernice lived a long and full life. She will be missed. She had such a loving, kind spirit.

Posted by A friend   November 18, 2015

Sincerest sympathies to Helen and Family.
Your mother was such a wonderful role model and pillar of strength for all of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Jane Driscoll - Iowa City, IA - friend of Helen Z. Miller Family   November 18, 2015

Bernice was such a friendly lady. My sympathy.

Posted by Cynthia Wolter Broadwater - Cedar Rapids, IA - Dwain and Carolyn Wolter niece   November 18, 2015

Zab and Mary, you have our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through the time of mourning. DJ and Donna

Posted by Dale & Donna Condry - Anamosa, IA - Friends   November 18, 2015

My sympathies to all of Bernice's family on your loss . She was a fine lady and is back with Adolph . They will be playing cards up in heaven before you know it .
Iam very glad that i had a chance to meet such a nice family .
My condolences

Posted by Matt Gavin - Iowa City, IA - Friend   November 17, 2015

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