Cecelia A. Koob June 17, 1932 – Aug. 16, 2018

Cecelia A. Koob

      Cecelia A. Koob, 86, of Monticello, Iowa passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at the Monticello Nursing & Rehab Center in Monticello.

      Visitation was held from 4-8 pm Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service was held at 4 p.m.  Visitation continued Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church prior to funeral services.

      A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery at a later date.  Rev. Paul Baldwin officiated.

      Cecelia was born June 17, 1932, in Cascade, Iowa the daughter of Joseph and Angeline (Klein) McAllister.  She married Joseph Koob on April 11, 1950, in Cascade.  Cecelia and Joe opened their business, Hollywood Garage, in 1955 and later moved to the current Koob Automotive location in 1962.  She kept the books for the shop and held various other jobs over the years.  She enjoyed bowling, knitting, playing cards and Bingo.

      Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Joseph, two sons: Steve (Madonna) Koob of Monticello and Philip (Carrie) Koob of Cascade; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Sr. Dolores McAllister, OSF of Dubuque, Rita Hoffman of Glenn Dale, Wis., Joseph Jr. (Marge) McAllister of Palmeto, Fla.; in-laws: Hal VanNest of Cedar Rapids, Flo McAllister of Cedar Rapids, Beverly McAllister of Marion, Marlene McAllister of Dyersville, Florence (George “Wilmer”) Coyle of Anamosa, Katherine Gavin of Dubuque, Rose Marie (Alfred) Smith of Cascade, Dale Weidemann of Evansville, Ind., and Mary Lou (Francis) Takes of Cedar Rapids.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Cynthia Redmond, a grandson, Matt Redmond; siblings: Irene Huber, Alberta VanNest, Loretta (Bob) Minton, Margaret (Joe) Bakey, Kathleen McAllister in infancy, James McAllister, Donald (Cecelia) McAllister, Paul (Myrtle Mae) McAllister, Robert (Marge) McAllister, Charles McAllister, Thomas McAllister; in-laws: Jerome Hoffman, Irene Rogers, Helen Wiedemann, Irene (Merlin) Rogers, Tom Gavin, and Dorothy Ann Koob in infancy.

      Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.



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