Teresa “Marie” Kivlahan April 22, 1928 – Aug. 4, 2020

Teresa “Marie” Kivlahan

      Teresa “Marie” Kivlahan, 92, of River Bend Retirement Community in Cascade, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 at her home in Cascade.

      A private memorial service for Teresa Marie was held on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, with Rev. Mark Osterhaus officiating.   Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.  

      Teresa Marie was born April 22, 1928 in Garryowen (Jackson County), Iowa, daughter of Daniel Joseph and Mary Ann (Stanton) Martin.  She is a 1946 graduate of the former St. Martin’s High School in Cascade,  and a 1950 graduate of the Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque.  On Feb. 7, 1953 she was united in marriage to William Kivlahan at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dubuque.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2012.

      During her nursing career she was employed at many places, including John McDonald Hospital in Monticello.  She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.

      She is survived by five daughters, Beth (Ron) Kasemodel of Maquoketa; Mary Kivlahan (Robert Schmidt) of Ottumwa, Kay (Gary) Wagner of Aledo, Ill., Alice (Wayne) Althoff of La Motte, and Amy Kivlahan (Richard Osmer) of Dixon Ill.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Doris Kivlahan of Dubuque.

      She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joseph (Katie) Martin, John W. “Bill” (Rita) Martin; two sisters, Madonna (Gene) Redmond and Murilla (Dick) Gehl; and her father and mother-in-law, Lester and Margaret (Turnis) Kivlahan; and a brother-in-law, John Kivlahan and a sister-in-law, Sr. Antonine Kivlahan.

      Memorials for Teresa Marie Kivlahan may be given to Mount St. Francis of Dubuque, Divine Word Seminary of Epworlth,  and New Melleray Abby Monastery in Peosta.   Cards and memorials may be sent to the family at Reiff Funeral Home, ATTN; Kivlahan family, P.O. Box 430, Cascade, Iowa  52033. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.

      The family would like to thank the entire staff of River Bend Retirement Community for all the wonderful care and support given to their mother and family.


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