Eileen Goplerud of Iowa City died May 12, 2018, at her home at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. She was 92.
Eileen was born March 1, 1926, in Forest City, Iowa, to Harry M. and Lillian Ehred. In 1947, she married Clifford Peter (Pete) Goplerud. Following Pete's graduation from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and various military assignments, Eileen and Pete made Iowa City their home for more than five decades.
Eileen was a 1948 graduate of the University of Iowa. Intelligent and inquiring, she loved to read and follow current events and politics, particularly wondering how those events would shape history. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors in the sunshine. However, most important to Eileen, were her love for and dedication to her family. Love, humility and the importance of laughter guided her as mother to four and devoted wife and partner to Pete.
Eileen is survived by her children and their families, C. Peter and his wife, Mariette Brodeur (Zoe and Ava), Harry and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Warner (Max and Dana), J. Barton and his wife, Leslie Clemenson (Beck, Morgan Potzner (Travis), Sydney Clemenson and Morgan O'Leary (Jordan), and Penne and her husband, Stephen Taylor.
Eileen was predeceased in 2007 by her husband, Pete; and in 2012 by her sister, Rosemary Nemmers.
Eileen's family would like to thank Dr. M. Craig Champion and, again, Dr. Siroos Shirazi, as well as the caring staff of Oaknoll, especially those associated with Assisted Living and Short Stay Unit.
A celebration of Eileen's life will be held at Oaknoll on Friday, June 8, beginning at 3 p.m. Visitation will be held at Gay & Ciha Funeral Home in Iowa City on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to noon, with a memorial service beginning at noon. There will be a private burial. Flowers would be welcomed; however, in lieu of flowers, the family invites you to contribute to a charity of your choosing. Condolences may be shared with Eileen's family at www.gayandciha.com.