Lula “Lou” Emanuela Karoules, 95, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Meth-Wick Community. A visitation will be on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4-7pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. John Baptist Greek Orthodox Church at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery.
Lula Emanuela Zervakis was born on November 27, 1923 in Waterloo, Iowa; the only child of Emanuel and Esther (Sisamekis) Zervakis. At the age of 10 her family moved to Cedar Rapids. She graduated from McKinley High School and attended the University of Iowa. She was united in marriage to John George Karoules on February 2, 1958 in Cedar Rapids. For 20 years she worked for the State of Iowa Work Force Center in Human Resources. Lou was a volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital for 35 years. Lou was a very passionate person and she had many loves. She loved socializing with her friends, the art of conversation, music, dancing, going to the symphony, and spending time with close friends. Most of all she loved the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Left to cherish Lou’s memories are her sons, Jim Karoules of Cedar Rapids and Mike Karoules of Atlanta, Georgia; and many special friends.
Memorials in Lou’s honor may be directed to Orchestra Iowa or His Hands Free Medical Clinic.
Special thanks go to Meth-Wick Community for the love and care of Lou these past three years.