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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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MAUREEN ALICE KLAVINS
Maureen Alice Klavins, 83, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, April 4, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital. As per the family's wishes, private services will be held at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids with burial in Czech National Cemetery.
Maureen was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Ipswich, England, the daughter of Charles and Alice (Davey) Sadler. She moved to the United States in 1962. As
a young woman, Maureen worked in factories, a fabric store, a grocery store and a retail store. Later in life, she worked as a prep cook at Sacred Heart Convent and a childcare provider and cook at La Petite Academy. The job she enjoyed the most, however, started after she retired, taking special care of her grandchildren, Brent and Anna, from birth to pre-teen. Maureen had a gift for knitting and sewing, making several hats, sweaters, blankets and baptism outfits for her grandchildren. One of her favorite things to do was to have a cup of English tea and a chat. Although she lived most of her adult life in the United States, she never completely lost her lovely English accent. Maureen was a loving, generous lady who always put others first. She will be dearly missed.
Maureen is survived by her children, Marilyn (Patrick) Rollberg of Kenosha, Wis., Steven (Dawn) Dorset of Stowmarket, England, Ed (Carla) Klavins of Urbandale and Tanya (Brian) Kaliban of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her brother, Raymond (Sheila) Sadler of Ipswich, England; her brother-in-law, John Steward of Stowmarket, England; and her nephews and their families, Robert, Glenn, Andrew (Alison), Paul (Kim) and Michael (Karen), all of England.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Johnny Sadler; and her sister, Linda Steward.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.