Abby Zierath, 101, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Cottage Grove Place. A mass will be on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. A visitation will be at 9:30 at St. Matthew’s.
Abby was born on October 29, 1915; the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Lawlor) Kilcoin. Abby lived a happy childhood in Victor, Iowa and graduated from St. John’s Catholic School in 1933. She attended Mt. St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa and then attended Iowa State Teachers College. She taught in rural Victor for 2 years. She then went on to work for the Hickey Brothers Company as a bookkeeper in several cities in the United States. She spent her last years working at Rockwell Collins and National Oats in Cedar Rapids.
In 1970, she married Loyal Zierath at St. Bridget Church in Victor and they enjoyed many years together in Cedar Rapids and spending winters in Phoenix while visiting her sister Terese and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Loyal, sisters Terese (Tom) Ryan, Acquin (Ted Sr.) Bodensteiner, brother Bill, nieces Martha Ryan, Nicki Ryan, nephews Tim, Terry, and Ted Bodensteiner.
Left to cherish Abby’s memories are nieces and nephews; Margaret and John Stirniman, of Cedar Rapids, Doyle Ryan, of Las Vegas, Tom Ryan, of Scottsdale, AZ, Acquin Ryan, of San Diego, Elizabeth and John Cyr, of Surprise, AZ. Step-son David and Mary Jane Zierath, of Middleton, WI, step-daughter Trish and Gene JuVette, of Rockwell City, IA, and many loving grand-nieces and nephews.
Any memorials in Abby’s honor may be directed to St. Matthew’s Catholic Church or Cottage Grove Place.