Kouba, Iva M.
Iva M. Kouba, 85, formerly of 7902 Cty Hwy. Q, Manitowoc, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Hamilton Care Center of Two Rivers, surrounded by her loving family. Iva was born December 1, 1927, in Two Rivers, to the late Michael and Pauline Bonk Dahm and has been a lifelong area resident. She married Chester J. Kouba, April 19, 1947, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Two Rivers, and he preceded her in death July 17, 1993. Iva worked as a machine operator for the Crescent Woolen Mills, in Two Rivers, and also for the Metalware Corporation. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot. At one time earlier in life, she sang on the radio in "The Round Up Time" program, where she was proud of her accomplishments on the radio. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, cooking, canning and loved spending time with her family especially with her grandchildren.
Iva is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Sharon and Duane "Butch" Sears, of Kentucky; Cheryl Kouba, of Appleton, four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Carole Kouba, of Manitowoc; Michael J. and Christine Kouba, of Manitowoc; Richard and JoAnne Kouba, of Two Rivers; Ronald and Rebecca Kouba, of Manitowoc, 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters, Carol Mae Nehring, and Arvilla "Lila" Gospodarek, both of Two Rivers; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Dahm, and Jeanette Dahm, both of Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one grandaughter, and by her brothers and sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, with the Reverend Richard Mauthe officiating, with burial to follow in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. on Monday at the church, until the time of service at 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening visitation. The Kouba family would like to extend a very special thank you to the entire staff of the Hamilton Care Center, of Two Rivers, for the love, and care shown to Iva and our family during her illness. Your kindness will always be remembered. The Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home of Mishicot is assisting the Kouba family with funeral arrangments.