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Marilyn V. Zook

November 10, 1937 — July 15, 2017

Marilyn V. Zook, 79, of Mason City, Iowa passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Muse Norris Hospice Impatient Unit in Mason City.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, IA with Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 North Pennsylvania Avenue. A private family interment will take place at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Marilyn was born on November 10, 1937 to William & Willena (Olson) Moravec. After graduating from Mason City High School in 1955, Marilyn married Jack Zook on June 30, 1957 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City, IA.

Marilyn was a devoted wife, mother, grandma and great grandma. After raising four children, the family started Monroe Storage where Marilyn was the bookkeeper for many years.

Marilyn supported Jack in his work travels around the United States. They took numerous trips, traveling to every state in the United States, as well as several trips overseas and many cruises. Marilyn's favorite trips were the cruises she took with her entire family. Marilyn vacationed in Palm Springs, CA for over 20 years where Jack conducted annual business meetings. The last ten years Jack & Marilyn invited the entire family to join them in Palm Springs, where many great memories were made.

Marilyn was a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She was active in the North Iowa Vintage Auto Club (NIVA), her Wednesday morning coffee group, the Class of 1955, and she enjoyed playing Bingo at Homestead Assited Living. Marilyn also had a love for the music of Neil Diamond.

Marilyn cherished her four children: sons; Alan (deceased in 2008), Bill and his wife Tammy (Jass) of Ankeny, IA, Ray and his wife Anne (Groth) of Mason City and her daughter Jo Ann and her husband Rob Pearce of Mason City. Grandchildren: Adam Zook and his wife Vanessa (Natal) of Parker, CO, Amanda and her husband Jared Rokke of Grimes, IA, Logan Pearce of Mason City, Angela Zook of Cold Spring, KY, Brandon Pearce of Mason City and John A. Zook of Mason City. Great-grandchildren: Ashton & Layla Zook of Parker, CO, Kaylee Rokke of Grimes, IA and “Baby Rokke” is scheduled to arrive in January 2018.

Marilyn is also survived by her brother Harold Moravec of Dickeyville, WI, daughter-in-law Danette (Kemna) Zook and husband Jim Sauer of Mason City, sister-in-law Lois Nieman of Ventura, IA, sister-in-law Karen Zook of Bloomington, IL, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marilyn was “Welcomed Home” into heaven by her husband Jack, son Alan, parents, William & Willena (Olson) Moravec, in-laws Edwin & Nettie (Grell) Zook.

Marilyn's family would like to say a special thank you to: Trinity Lutheran Church, Homestead Assisted Living staff and residents. Also a big thank you to the many family and friends who visited her over the past year. It truly meant the world to her.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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