Marcella Horak, 69, of Cedar Rapids, passed peacefully Sept. 8, 2020, with her family by her side. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Czech National Cemetery. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids are in charge of arrangements.
Marcella was born in 1951 in Portsmouth, Va., the daughter of Marvin W. and Mary Horak. She graduated from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School, Class of 1969. Cella loved animals, especially her horses and cats. She was free-spirited, full of piss and vinegar, as her uncle Ernie would say. Always wanting to help someone, she would give the shirt off her back even when she struggled to make ends meet.
Marcella is survived by a son, Zachariah Hale; daughter, Jennifer Hale; grandchildren, Capria Davis and Brayden Wright; and her sister, Marsha Broussard of Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her beloved parents and uncle, Ernie.
Memorials may be directed to Hills Bank in her name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.