Mary “Pauline” Kloos 88 of Cedar Rapids Iowa passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Luke’s Hospice on September 4, 2021. Funeral Mass: Wednesday September 8, 10:30am – St. Pius X Church with Rev. Phil Thompson officiating. Visitation from 9:30-10:30 prior to services at St. Pius. The luncheon will be immediately following the services with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery to take place after the luncheon.
Pauline was born February 16th, 1933 in Grinnell, Iowa and was adopted by Evaleen and Henry DeMeulenaere of Victor, Iowa. Following high school she attended Marycrest College. Pauline married the love of her life, Don Kloos on June 1st 1957 at St. Matthews church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Pauline was the matriarch of the family, focusing on her 3 children while working part time at Cedar Memorial then retiring from State Farm Insurance.
Pauline was a charter member of St. Pius Church. She was a devout catholic and very involved in numerous church activities. Pauline was a very kind, caring, loving person who enjoyed a large circle of friends playing cards, water aerobics and Thursday coffee with the girls. Her greatest joy was spending time spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family holidays will never be the same without our beloved host.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Don of 62 years, her parents and her brother Joe DeMeulenaere.
She is survived by her children ; Tim (Sue) Kloos of Iowa City, Mike (Kerry) Kloos of Cedar Falls, Kaye Moeller of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Marshal Kloos, Margo (Tyler) Wolgast, Marcus (Sasha) Kloos, Katy (Jake) Farley, Andy Kloos, Holly Kloos, Henry (Heather) Moeller, Oliver Moeller; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Alec and Eleanor.
For those who wish to remember Pauline with a gift, a memorial has been established. Donations will be made to her favorite charities.