Winifred Irene Tvrdik
Winifred Irene Tvrdik, 94, of Hiawatha, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Services: 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Lloyd Brockmeyer of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Burial: private at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Robert (Penny) Tvrdik of Eden Prairie, Minn.; her daughter, Diane Gunka of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her sisters, Eleanor Arp of Cedar Rapids and Margaret Roemhild of Bayfield, Wis.; her sisters-in-law, Barbara Skogman and Margueritte Hostak, both of Cedar Rapids; her grandchildren, Kathryn (Jon) Lammers of Eden Prairie, Minn., Teresa (Randy) Rucks of Berlin, Wis., Michael Gunka of Hayward, Wis., and Michelle (Jeff) Gregor of Berlin, Wis.; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tvrdik; her son-in-law, John Gunka; and a sister, Helen Donisthorpe.
Win was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Rollin and Verlie (Petty) Heald. She married Robert C. Tvrdik on Aug. 30, 1941, in Wayland, Mo. Win was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, visiting the homebound. She volunteered with St. Luke's Auxiliary and as a reader for Arthur elementary school. She was an avid golf and tennis player and enjoyed playing bridge. She was a league bowler and performed with the synchronized swim group, the Aquarelles. Win was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all.
The family wishes to thank Home Instead Senior Care for its vital role in fulfilling Win's wish to remain in her home, made possible because of her caregivers' loving dedication and commitment. When the time came to transition to Hiawatha Care Center, she found a new loving family to welcome her. We want to express our deepest gratitude to the extraordinary staff for filling Win's days with tender care and, most of all, love.