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Marie Malichky

Celebration of life services for Marie Malichky, 90, of Washington, formerly of Riverside, are Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona.

Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until service time on Wednesday, July, 17 at the Peterseim Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Riverside Public Cemetery.

Marie Malichky died Sunday, July 14 at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington. A memorial fund in her memory has been established for the Trinity United Methodist Church or Hospice of Washington County.

Hazel Marie Malichky was born February 1, 1923 in Riverside. She was the daughter of Alva and Hazel (Maple) Bell. She grew up in the community, graduated and attended Teacher's College in Cedar Falls. On January 7, 1946 she was united in marriage to Hubert Malichky at the Trinity Methodist Church in Riverside. The couple farmed in the Riverside area. Several years after Hubert's death she moved to the United Presbyterian Home in Washington in 2009.

Marie was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Farm Bureau, and the HJ Club. She enjoyed family, sewing, church and her clubs.

Surviving Marie are her children; Kathryn (Jim) Wells of Washington, Roy (Paula) Malichky of Washington, Jim (Carol) Malichky of Riverside, seven grandchildren, Tim Wells, Tammy Porter, Corey Malichky, Chris Malichky, Bobbi Lauderman, Clint Malichky and Cassie Smothers. Also surviving are 13 great grandchildren, three sisters, Bertha Ehrenberger, Joyce Hartzler, Margaret (Jim) Bloomquist, one brother Gene(Pat) Bell and a brother-in-law, Harry (June) Malichky of LasVegas, NV.

Marie was preceeded in death by her parents, husband Hubert (June 1997) one sister Elaine Buchwalter and one brother, Ardan Bell.

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Marie was a very nice and special lady; I know my grandma (Ruth Beard) greatly treasured their friendship.My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.Strangely enough, I woke up thinking about Marie today.

Lisa Bender Jul 17 2013 12:00 AM

When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Let those memories guide you during this time of sadness.Marie was a very special woman who always made you feel comfortable and welcome in her presence. I am so sorry for your great loss.

Joan Walsh Jul 16 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Marie's death.She was a wonderful, warm and interesting human being.She taught me, from an early age, what the word neighbor exemplified.I never needed it, but always knew her house would be a safe haven.To her family, I extend my sincere sympathy for your loss.Lois Dalton

Lois Meyer Dalton Jul 16 2013 12:00 AM

We were lucky to have known Marie. When we would come to Iowa for Meyer celebrations, Marie would open up her home for us. Since there are a lot of Meyer's extra sleeping space was needed. Marie welcomed us and provided a bed and breakfast. She made special treats for us and we enjoyed our conversations. She was a special friend and neighbor and will be missed.

Curt and Jane Goke Jul 16 2013 12:00 AM

I knew Elaine Buchwalter from Iowa City Womans Club and Marie from the dances at the Eagle Lodge. Oh how she and Hubert danced.I lost my husband too.I did not know had moved from down off or by sycamore street in Iowa City.I know there will be dancing in Heaven and someday we will all be together again...

Marilyn Jensen Jul 15 2013 12:00 AM

Our thought and prayers to all of Marie's Malichky's family. We will miss her!

Al & Jackie Kuenster Jul 15 2013 12:00 AM