Anna M. Dwyer passed aware peacefully at Brookdale Senior Living on November 25, 2015. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. A visitation will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2015 at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home with a vigil service beginning at 5:30 p.m., and one hour prior to service. Officiating: Rev. John R. Flaherty. Burial: St. John’s Cemetery.
Anna was born June 16, 1915, to John and Stella Blazek in Bertram, Iowa. She had 3 sisters and two brothers. Anna celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception at Brookdale with family, friends and including a TV interview.
Anna was married to John Dwyer on April 2, 1935 in Cedar Rapids, where they lived their entire life. In 2013, John and Anna received recognition for being the longest married couple in Iowa (78 years). In all they celebrated 79 years of marriage. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and a very active member of Young at Heart. Anna greatly enjoyed the boat rides she received.
Anna was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother . She loved to make kolaches, crochet and made beautiful quilts. She also volunteered at her church bazaar each year until in her 80’s. She was very thoughtful of others and always there for her family and friends.
She is survived by three children, Gary (Relda) and Tom Dwyer (Cedar Rapids) and Corrine Ehlers, Lincoln, California. Also, surviving are nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren.
Her loving husband, John (Jack); grandsons Danny Dwyer and Jeffrey Ehlers; her parents; three sisters and two brothers; and four brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws preceded her in death.
Memorials may be directed to Mercy of Hospice in memory of Anna.