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Bernice A. Zabloudil

Bernice A. Zabloudil
  • November 27, 1920 - November 17, 2015
  • Iowa City, Ainsworth, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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“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...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Carol J Bream - Bradenton, FL

“Nina & Mary, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of you. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Wade - Iowa City, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sue (Cabrnoch) Morgan - IA

“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...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Merle (Dutch's Girl) Eggert - IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Doris Toteno - Canon City, CO

“Grandma you will be missed and never forgotten. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: James Williams - Hiawatha, IA

“Bernice lived a long and full life. She will be missed. She had such a loving, kind spirit. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jane Driscoll - Iowa City, IA

“Bernice was such a friendly lady. My sympathy. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Cynthia Wolter Broadwater - IA

“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 ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dale & Donna Condry - Anamosa, IA

“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...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Matt Gavin - Iowa City, IA


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 @ www.gayandciha.com.

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.