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Pauline Darlene Mochal


Pauline Darlene Mochal, 91, of Hiawatha and formerly of Toledo, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama, with Father Michael Mescher as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama.
Pauline was born on Oct. 25, 1926, in rural Elberon, Iowa, the daughter of James and Anna (Dostal) Hrstka.
She graduated from Tama High School in 1944. After high school, Pauline taught country school in rural Elberon.
On Aug. 24, 1948, she was united in marriage to Vernon James "Jim" Mochal in Chelsea, Iowa. Pauline helped Jim farm. After spending years as a homemaker, she worked for Tama County Abstract until her retirement. Pauline was a faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama during her time residing in the area. She enjoyed flower gardening, and she and Jim won awards for the beautiful yard they kept. She also enjoyed traveling after her retirement.
Survivors include her children, Rick (Paula) Mochal of Lost Nation, Kathy Mochal of Cedar Rapids and Sheri (David) Cook of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Jim, Jason and Joe Mochal, Theresa Smith and Rick Auchus; and five great-grandchildren, Lexi, George, Olivia and Pierce Mochal and Jackson Smith.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Jim Mochal on April 4, 2000; two sisters, Agnes Kratoska and Helen Kucera; and one brother, Emil Hrstka.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.