Marie E. Kober, 98

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Marie E. Kober, 98, of West Branch, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, five hours shy of her 99th birthday, at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch.

Marie was born on Feb. 2, 1919 in Pocahontas, Iowa, the daughter of Claas and Trintje (Doernath) Ziegler. On Sept. 30, 1938, Marie married Edward Jacob Kober in Rolfe, Iowa. He later passed away in August of 1984. She spent most of her adult life in Iowa City and the surrounding area, and in Bradenton, FL.

Marie was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was an avid crocheter, embroiderer, enjoyed needlepoint and most importantly, loved her family. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children: Loren (Kay) Kober of West Branch, Iowa, Yvonne Kahler of Amana, Iowa, Virginia Alston of West Branch, IA, and Leland (Becky) Kober of West Liberty, Iowa; 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 7 siblings, sons William J. and Henry C. Kober, daughter Annette Walker, grandchildren Jeff Kober and Danny Walker, son-in-law Ralph Kahler, and a great-granddaughter Diana Walker.

Marie’s family would like to thank Crestview and Care Initiatives Hospice for the wonderful care she received.

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Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. Visitation was held until service time. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Immediately following the interment, a luncheon was held at The Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue. Memorials may be made to Care Initiatives Hospice.
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