Mary E. Zierath

Jul 5, 2021
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There will be no services or visitation her body was cremated.


may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 2880 Waterloo, Iowa 50704-2880.


Mary E. Zierath, 100, of Waverly, formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, July 5, 2021, at Evergreen Arbor, Bartels Lutheran Home.  She was born February 16, 1921, in Owatonna, MN, the daughter of Lawrence and Irene Cummings Hawkins.  She was a graduate of Blooming Prairie High School.

She married Merle L. Zierath on September 28, 1938, in Blooming Prairie, MN; he preceded her in death on January 14, 1994.

Survived by: two sons, James (Susan) Zierath of Parkersburg, Robert Zierath of California; a daughter, Terri O’Leary of Iowa City; eleven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; two daughters, Judy Mumm and Mary Ann Runge; two brothers, James and Robert Hawkins; two sisters, Jeanne Kenneth, Ann Comeau; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Zierath and a son-in-law, Jan Runge.

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  1. Jan Bretey | Jul 08, 2021

    Jim and Butch,  It is with a heavy heart I send you condolences on the death of your mom. Mary has always been one of my favorite people. It was always so much fun to do family things at her house. I learned to make gravy by watching her. Whenever I came to town we would take her out for dinner. She loved getting dressed up and going out. The year 2021 will not be remembered as a particularly good year. May your mom rip and have a grand old time up above with all who have gone before her. She holds a special place in my heart. 


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