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Arlene Erusha

Cedar Rapids

Arlene Ann Erusha, 90,
of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, April 20, 2018. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church by the Rev. Mark Ressler. Burial: St. John Cemetery.
A vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the church, where friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m.
Arlene is survived by her seven children, Gail (Russ) Scott, Cambridge, Dr. James (Denise) Erusha, Cedar Rapids, Vicky (John) Garnsey, Vail, Colo., Bruce (Lorrie) Erusha, Cedar Rapids; Dr. Kimberly (John Kunnert) Erusha, Basking Ridge, N.J., Robert II (Ann) Erusha, St. Louis, Mo., and Amy (Steve) Cox, Doylestown, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert; her sister, Edna Banse; and infant brother, Robert.
Arlene was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Amana, the daughter of Andrew and Lenora (Votroubek) Svoboda. She was a graduate of Mount Mercy College. On Aug. 5, 1947, she married Robert C. Erusha in Walford. They were residents of Walford until moving to Cedar Rapids in 1993 and were members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She was an avid fan of all sports and especially loved supporting Xavier High School and Iowa State University.
She was a dignified woman, devoted to family, who fully shared her life with grace and a strong Catholic faith.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to Xavier High School, Mount Mercy University and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.