Theresa "Jean" Neuzil
Theresa "Jean" Neuzil, 91, died at Lantern Park Care Center on Sunday, April 29, 2018, after a short illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at St Patrick's Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Entombment will be at Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City, where the rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.
Jean was born March 12, 1927, in rural West Branch to Hugh Bernard Donohue and Mary Agnes Fitzpatrick Donohue. She graduated in 1945 from City High School and became a telephone operator. Jean married Gerald Francis Neuzil on Aug. 20, 1947, in Iowa City. They settled on a farm west of Iowa City. She was very involved with every aspect of farming and livestock operation. In addition to farming, she had a passion for gardening. Nothing gave her more pleasure than to give freely from her garden. Jean was an avid Hawkeye fan and enjoyed watching college football and basketball. She enjoyed baking, especially pies and cookies. Spending time with her family was her greatest joy. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and always attended early Mass on Sunday morning with Bobby Rogers.
Jean is survived by her children, Mary Jean Neuzil Cochran (Dan) of Ankeny and William "Bill" Neuzil (Julie) of Iowa City; four grandchildren, Julie Ann Cochran Applebaum (Matt), Jason Daniel Cochran (Holly) of Indianola, Katherine "Katie" Neuzil of Ely and Laura Neuzil of Iowa City; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Daniel Applebaum and McCoy and Titus Cochran; sisters-in-law, Laurel Neuzil of Oxford and Patricia Dohrer of Palm Bay, Fla., nieces and nephew; and her furry friend, "Murphy."
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Mary Monica and Ann Rose Donohue and Marjorie Marie Donohue Pederson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice, 1035 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240 or the Theresa Jean Neuzil memorial fund.
The family wishes to thank the Lantern Park staff for their compassionate care.
Online condolences may be sent to wwww.lensingfuneral.com.