Louise Ann Doskocil | The Gazette
Louise Ann Doskocil
Louise Ann Doskocil, 95, a resident of Mercy Hallmar, Cedar Rapids, died there on Sunday morning, June 26, 2022. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church by Father Aaron Junge. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Papich-Kuba East Funeral Home, 1228 Second St. SE, where a rosary begins at 6:30 p.m.
Louise is survived by her son, Mark and his wife Gina of Prosper, Texas; grandson, Brett (Adrianna) and great-granddaughter, Jade of Garland, Texas; and grandson, Ryan and great-granddaughter, Mia of Dallas, Texas.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Elmer; brothers, Ernest and Francis Cejka; and her sister, Jo Ann Tresnak.
Born Louise Ann Cejka on March 17, 1927 to Ernest and Anna Cejka, she grew up on a small farm near Bertram, Iowa. Louise developed a strong work ethic from an early age, completing her daily chores on the farm while helping raise her younger brother and sister. A graduate of McKinley High School, she met and fell in love with Elmer Doskocil at a ballroom dance in Fairfax, Iowa, and they were proudly married for 67 years as permanent residents of Cedar Rapids.
Serving others was a hallmark of Louise’s life. Since childhood, she has pursued and applied her dedication as a nursing assistant to pediatric and adult patients at Mercy Medical Center for most of her adult life. In retirement, she continued her service to others as a volunteer at Mercy. Louise developed countless friendships with the Sisters and Mercy Health staff, who reciprocated in their tender love and care for her as a resident of Mercy Hallmar over the last seven years of her life.
Louise’s favorite hobbies were collecting recipes, cooking some of the best kolaches in the world, sewing, puzzles, her love for dogs, walking marathons, listening to polka music during the Sunday morning Czech night, fishing and attending Cedar Rapids evening baseball games with her. husband. She took pride in maintaining an immaculate home with everything in its place.
Louise was a devout Catholic, attending St. Wenceslaus Church and helping with their fundraisers, including Czech goulash days and kolaches making.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Bravo, good and faithful servant. God bless you, mom.