Hildegard "Sue" Cerveny
Hildegard M. "Sue" Cerveny, 95, of Cedar Rapids, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday, June 29, 2018. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ludmila Catholic Church by Father Kenneth Glaser. Burial will follow in Czech National Cemetery. Friends may call from
5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, 1228 Second St. SE,
and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church. A vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Sue is survived by eight children, Lynda Palmer, Cedar Rapids, Gerry Cerveny, Frisco, Texas, Jane Calloway, St. Louis, Mo., Carole (Monty) Jost, Clinton, Sharon (Jeff) Burco, Las Vegas, Nev., Karen (John) Sedenka, Lisbon, James Cerveny, Iowa City, and John (Terri) Cerveny, Schenectady, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Sandra Cerveny, Flossmoor, Ill.; sister, Jo Ann Reinert, Donna, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Cerveny; son, Harold J. Cerveny; parents; and four siblings.
Sue was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Oyens, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Goetzinger) Schnepf. She moved to Cedar Rapids in 1944 from Oyens. Sue married Harold L. Cerveny on Oct. 28, 1946, in Oyens. He died March 25, 1986. Sue was employed at Communications Engineering Co. until her retirement.
She was a member of St. Ludmila Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society and St. Anne's Circle. She was a member and past president of LADOS. Sue was an active volunteer at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Brucemore and the area food bank.
Sue, a lifelong Hawkeye fan, attended the 1959 Rose Bowl game in California and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and pinochle player.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Iowa Public Broadcasting Service and St. Ludmila Catholic Church.