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Marie E.  Kober
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Obituary for Marie E. Kober

Marie E. Kober, 98, of West Branch, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018, five hours shy of her 99th birthday, at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. Visitation will be from 10:30 am until service time. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Immediately following the interment, a luncheon will be held at The Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue. Memorials may be made to Care Initiatives Hospice.

Marie was born on February 2, 1919 in Pocahontas, IA, the daughter of Claas and Trintje (Doernath) Ziegler. On September 30, 1938, Marie married Edward Jacob Kober in Rolfe, IA. He later passed away in August of 1984. She spent most of her adult life in Iowa City and the surrounding area, and in Bradenton, FL.

Marie was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was an avid crocheter, embroiderer, enjoyed needlepoint and most importantly, loved her family. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children: Loren (Kay) Kober of West Branch, IA, Yvonne Kahler of Amana, IA, Virginia Alston of West Branch, IA, and Leland (Becky) Kober of West Liberty, IA; 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 7 siblings, sons William J. and Henry C. Kober, daughter Annette Walker, grandchildren Jeff Kober and Danny Walker, son-in-law Ralph Kahler, and a great-granddaughter Diana Walker.

Marie’s family would like to thank Crestview and Care Initiatives Hospice for the wonderful care she received.

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240





11:30 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Cemetery Details


Memory Gardens Cemetery

2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Memorial Contribution

Care Initiative Hospice

3720 Queen Ct SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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