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Carmen Louise Musser

February 24, 1945 December 25, 2017
Carmen Louise Musser
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Obituary for Carmen Louise Musser

Carmen Louise Musser, 72, of Riverside died peacefully on Christmas morning surrounded by her family.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 28th from 2 to 6 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside, where a Prayer Service will be held at 5:30 PM. Following the visitation friends are welcome to join the family for a meal and time of sharing at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Family committal services will be held at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at UIHC.
Carmen was born February 24, 1945 in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Gordon and Emma Minear Neal. Carmen grew up on the “Neal Century” farm north of Mt. Vernon. She was a 1963 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and attended the University of Iowa. Carmen married Larry Musser at St. Mary’s Church in Riverside.
Carmen was employed in the department of ophthalmology at UIHC for over 40 years.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
For decades Carmen, her family and friends traveled and camped. She loved family vacations, road trips and riding her bike throughout Europe and on RAGBRAI. She was a lifelong, dedicated Iowa Hawkeye football fan, having season tickets and attending numerous road games and bowl games. Carmen was a gifted seamstress. She could create and customize any item friends or family desired. The Iowa State Fair was a special event that Carmen shared throughout the years with family. She especially enjoyed weekly breakfast and cards with friends. Most important to Carmen was her family. Adventures with her brothers and sisters and attending every family event, especially those involving her grandchildren. Her grandchildren were her love and joy. Carmen will be greatly missed.
Carmen is survived by her children, Duane (Shannon) Musser of Williamsburg and Beth (Ted) Merdan of Champlin, MN; four grandchildren, McKenzie and Colton Musser and Gracyn and Brielle Merdan; former spouse, Larry; three siblngs, Tom (Sandy) Neal of Cocoa, FL, Sharon (Gary) Urich of Iowa City and Jeri (Barb) Neal of Mt. Vernon; and nieces and nephews.
Carmen was preceded in death by her parents
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2:00 PM 12/28/2017 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/28/2017 6:00:00 PM
St. Mary's of the Assumption

51 St. Mary's Street
Riverside, IA 52327

Time of Remembrance will be held at 5:30 p.m.

St. Mary's of the Assumption
51 St. Mary's Street Riverside 52327 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Stanislaus Cemetery Final Resting Place

5423 Maier Ave SW
Riverside, Iowa 52235

5423 Maier Ave SW Riverside 52235 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Iowa Foundation
PO Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244

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