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Obituary of Kathryn Estella Krell
Kathryn “Kathy” E. Krell, age 75, of Iowa City, died Saturday, January 4, 2020, at The Birdhouse – Hospice Home of Johnson County while surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of the flowers, memorials may be directed to the family or Iowa City Hospice. Kathryn Estella Krell was born on February 16, 1944, the daughter of George and Estella (Krejci) Baxa. She grew up in Western, Iowa and Solon, graduating from Solon High School in 1961. She attended the University of Iowa studying to teach English and Elementary Education. On July 18, 1970, she was united in marriage to her best friend, Robert Joseph Krell in Iowa City. Spending time with family and helping others was her passion. If friends or family needed help, Kathy was right there to help them. She also enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader, PTA mom, and a Home Economics teacher’s aide at Central Junior High School. Kathy was employed for many years with Frantz Construction and RR Donnelly, formerly known as Moore Business Forms. She retired in 2009. Her retirement time included attending her grandchildren’s events such as marching band competitions, dance recitals, and many softball and soccer games, going to the casinos with Bob and playing the slot machines, or going out to eat with family. Kathy is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” of Iowa City; one daughter, Lori Krell-Boettcher (Drew) of Solon; two grandchildren, Tiffani Fulton (Trevon Talbot) of Iowa City and Khloe “Kaymeron” Nagel of Solon; one brother, Kenneth Baxa (Jan) of Cedar Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Margene Baxa.
Visitation at Funeral Home
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 10, 2020
Gay & Ciha Funeral And Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa, United States