Marie Kathryn Marek, 95, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, surrounded by her beloved family at Terrace Glen Village. A visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 5:00-7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am, Friday, September 30, 2022, at All Saints Catholic Church, with a one hour visitation prior to Mass, starting at 9:00am. Entombment will follow at the Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Marie is survived by her children, Alys (Stan) Hawk of Hillsboro, OR, Kathy (Steve) Heyer, and Jim (Cara) Marek, both of Cedar Rapids, IA; grand-daughters, Meleah (Luke) Jones and Erica Marek; great-grandchildren, Lila, Landon, Leighton, and Lainey Jones; sister, Flora (Pat) McMullen of Ormond Beach, FL; and brother, Matt (Sharon) Perry of Libertyville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Maynard; parents; sister, Rita Karnik; brothers, Rev. Francis Perry, Robert Perry, Jerome Perry, and Leo Perry.
Marie was born on January 15, 1927 in St Lucas, IA; daughter of Matthew and Theresa (Blong) Perry. She graduated from St Luke’s Catholic High School in St Lucas. On October 2, 1954 she married Maynard Marek at St Luke’s Catholic Church and then moved to Cedar Rapids. She was employed by Iowa National Mutual Insurance Company.
Marie and Maynard were members of All Saints Catholic Church since 1954. Marie was involved in Eucharistic Ministry, Martha’s, Young at Heart, Resurrection Choir, and St Anne’s Circle. She enjoyed sewing, piano, gardening, and family vacations. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her faith and family were the center of her life. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Memorial donations may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or any charity of choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Terrace Glen Village, as well as Mercy Hospice.