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“Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8) ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Mario

“Bill and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Alice. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Alice Passmore - Plymouth, MA

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes the treasure. Please watch over Lisa and may you both rest in peace. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Renee Glaspie Bane

“It comes with great sadness after reading of the passing of one of my mother's best friends. Our thoughts and wishes to all the family. All-though no...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: John & Donna Reichardt - Solon, IA

“Steve & Jan, We are sorry to learn of your Mother's passing and we send our sympathy to you and your family. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: John & Dawn Eckrich - Iowa City, IA

“Bill, Steve and Vicki Our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Steve and Lynda Hayslett - IA

“When I would stay with My Uncle Eldon and Aunt Margaret Kesselring, Steve and my cousins and myself were always riding bikes, playing football and...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Marcia Kesselring Steckly - IA

“I remember Phyllis as one of mom's oldest/long-time friends (they met at City High)--also, a photo, long gone now, of them acting silly for the...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Russell - Minneapolis, MN

“Jan and family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Love Sara ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Sara Sanger - Davenport, IA

“Dear Jan and Family I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, she was one of my favorites! I remember the time I went on your summer vacation...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Burkett-Kron - Iowa City, IA

“Bill, Steve and Janice So sorry for the loss of you wife, mother and grandmother. She was and always will be a special Lady. Our prayers are...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Dale and Alicia Bream

“Zinkula Family: We are very sorry to hear of your recent loss .. I have many great memories of playing cards and watching her beloved Cubs at their...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Nash Family - North Liberty, IA

“Stevie, Todd, Lynnette and your families--I am sorry to hear the news of Phyllis' passing. I know she meant a lot to you and your kids. Take solace...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Shannon Hubler - Portland, OR

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you struggle with the lost of your wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Phyllis was a lovely lady and...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Bob and Betty Bream - Coralville, IA

“Please except our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts and may God hold you in his arms and heal the sorrow that you feel. I will always remember...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Becky (Reichardt) Bergmann - IA

“My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. My childhood memories include the times our parents would get together. (John and Betty...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Russell - Cedar Falls, IA


Phyllis J. Zinkula, 88 longtime resident of Iowa City died Saturday, November 7, 2015, in her home surrounded by her family with the support of Iowa City Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until services on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Phyllis Jean Coulter was born on January 16, 1927, in Clarinda, Iowa the daughter of William and Grace (Gilmore) Coulter. When at the age of 5 her family moved to Iowa City where she attended Iowa City schools graduating from City High School. Phyllis married William K. Zinkula on July 12, 1947, here in Iowa City. For over 30 years she worked in the secretarial field for the University of Iowa , many of those in the Institute of Public Affairs Office.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Church Circle. Phyllis was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary, she enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre, and spending time at the Casino. But most dear to her heart was her family, she loved them dearly and her life was devoted to them!

Her family includes her husband, Bill; children, Steve and his wife, Vicki Zinkula of Marion; and Jan Zinkula of Iowa City; grandchildren, Lynnette Poula (Mitch), Wendy Bream, Todd Zinkula (Lisa); and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lisa Bream; and 2 brothers, Richard and Jerry Coulter.

Phyllis's family would like to thank everyone at Iowa City Hospice for their compassionate care of not only Phyllis, but all of our family too!