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Marian A. Kavka
September 12, 2013

Marian A. Kavka, age 82, of Lisbon died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Marian was born November 29, 1930 to Gale and Martha (Reinemund) McClean at home in Muscatine County, IA. Marian graduated from Wilton High School in 1948. She received her BA from Augustana College in 1952 and later, her MA and EdS degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. She married Frank R. Kavka on January 29, 1955. He preceded her in death on December 11, 1991.

Marian retired as the director of a group home for girls for the Tennessee Department of Youth Development in 1996.

She was a member of Chapter DT of P.E.O. and the Seeds of Faith Lutheran Church, Lisbon, IA. She enjoyed knitting and sewing. Above all, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5-7 P.M. at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton, IA. Services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at the Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton, IA.

Serving as casket bearers will be George McClean, Greg McClean, Jim Davies, Dan Davies, Donny Rickert and Melvin Wieben.

Interment will take place at the Melpine Cemetery, Muscatine County, IA.

Marian is survived and lovingly remembered by her son Steven and his wife Nancy Kavka of Rochester, MN, her sisters: Margery and her husband Rod Davies of Mount Vernon, IA and Jean and her husband Don Rickert of Lisbon, IA and her sister-in-law Shirley McClean of Moline, IL. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother George McClean.

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Homes of Muscatine or the American Cancer Society in her memory.

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