Stella Marie (Hertzberg) Mazur (1925 - 2017)

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ROWLEY – Stella Marie Mazur, 92, of Johnston, and formerly of Rowley, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston.
Stella was born on Feb. 4, 1925, in Independence, the daughter of Glen and Margaret (Sullivan) Hertzberg. She attended the St. John's Catholic Schools, graduating High School with the class of 1942. While in high school she played on the St. John's Basketball Team that played in the State Girls Catholic Basketball Tournament. She was married to Joseph J. Mazur on June 8, 1943, in Waterloo. Following her husband's discharge from the army in 1945, the couple made their home on a farm north of Rowley, where Stella devoted her life to raising her nine children. After all the children were in school, Stella worked for Mark's Locker in Rowley working until her retirement.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, and the Democratic Party.
She is survived by seven children: Joseph (Paulette) Mazur, Midway, GA; Christine Mazur, Waterloo; John (Teri) Mazur, Royal, Ark.; Rebecca (Gary) Post, Des Moines; Charles (Terrie) Mazur, Independence; Michael (Kari) Mazur, Spirit Lake; and Patrick Mazur, Ammon, Idaho; ten Grandchildren; fifteen Great Grandchildren; a sister, Mary Brown, Panama City, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Mazur, Independence.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph in 1990; two daughters: Margaret and Mary Mazur; and two sisters Margaret Wall and Dorothy Flickinger
A Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 20 at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, Iowa with Rev. Paul McManus officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19 and from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, Iowa. A Rosary was recited at 4 p.m. and a Parish Vigil Service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Camp Albrecht, PO Box 50, Sherrill, IA 52073
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 21 to Mar. 29, 2017