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Therese B. Slobodnik

Jul 21, 2014

Therese B. Slobodnik, 54, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at her residence.

A memorial funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 607 South Jackson St., Mt. Pleasant. Father Joseph Phung will celebrate the mass. Burial will be in the St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday at St. Alphonsus Church. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Scriptural Wake Service. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may, in lieu of flowers, direct memorials to Camp Coruageous or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com The Kimzey Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Therese Beth Slobodnik was born August 9, 1959, in Council Bluffs. She was the daughter of James Douglas and Marilyn Gay (nee Schneider) Slobodnik. She moved with her family to Jacksonville, Ill., and then to Mt. Pleasant. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School in 1977 and from the American Institute of Business (AIB) in Des Moines in 1983.

For 18 years, she was employed in the Customer Service Department of the Meredith Publishing Company in Des Moines. She had also worked at Jerry’s Restaurant, The Iris Restaurant, the Dream Drive-in, Brau Pharmacy and the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce.

She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. She enjoyed both participating and being a spectator of all sports, especially high school athletics, NFL, Olympics and NASCAR. Her greatest joy came from her wonderful friends she met over the years and the love for all her family, especially spoiling all of her nieces and nephews and their children.

Those thankful for sharing in Therese’s life include her six siblings – Francis Slobodnik and his wife Cathy of Topeka, KS, Anne Russell and her husband David of Davenport, Stephen Slobodnik and his wife Judy and Lisa Brooks her husband Rickie, all of Mt. Pleasant, and Mark and Christopher Slobodnik, both of Spring Grove, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Patricia Slobodnik and Catherine White.

 

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