Julia Mae Ohlhauser, 80, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, surrounded by family and loved ones at the University of Iowa Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at the American Legion Hall, 625 31st St., Marion, Iowa, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Julia was born, April 9, 1937, in Garfield Township, Wis., the daughter of Ray and Bernice (Duncan) Hard. Julia was united in holy matrimony to Ernest Ohlhauser on Nov. 12, 1955, in Cedar Rapids. Julia and Ernie were then blessed with three sons and a daughter, and they raised their family in a neighborhood of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Julia's simple pleasures included sewing, crocheting, knitting and also watching nature out her front window: birds, squirrels, deer, rabbits and her flowers.
She enjoyed cooking for multifamily gatherings, camping, fish frys, country music and spoiling everyone's children.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest (Ernie) of Cedar Rapids; children, Michael (Mary) Ohlhauser of Cedar Rapids, Mark (Wendy) Ohlhauser of Marion, Kerry (Lori) Ohlhauser of Norway and Teresa Ohlhauser (partner Garren Horning) of Savanna, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Crystal (Bevin) Benhart, Nick Ohlhauser (partner Daryl Stout), Shiloh, Cheyanne, Levi, Regan, Wyatt, Echo and Jared Ohlhauser; three great-grandsons, Bryton, Brady and Kaidan Benhart; brother, Robert (Ruth) Hard; sisters-in-law, Lydia Hard, Cindy Hard and Leona Morarie; and brother-in-law John Wickman.
Julia joins those who had gone before, including parents, Ray and Bernice Hard; brothers Ray, Chuck and James Hard; sisters Mary Kay (Aunt Tootie) Wickman and Rosie Cassvant; and many other loved ones.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.