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Mary Lou Kaloupek

March 7, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Mary Lou Kaloupek, 87, passed away March 4, 2019 at her home in Newton, IA. A funeral service will be held for Mary Lou on Monday, March 11th at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Newton, Iowa, at 10:30 A.M.

Mary Lou was born in Elberon, IA December 31, 1931. She was the daughter of Charles and Pearl Ellen Kaloupek. The family moved to Toledo, IA in 1935 and she attended Toledo schools, graduating from Toledo High School with the class of 1949.

During her high school years, she participated in band and cheerleading, and worked part time at the Rexall Drug Store in Toledo. She also attended the United Methodist Church in Toledo during her school years

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Mary Lou Kaloupek

After graduation, Mary Lou worked for the Iowa Electric Light and Power Company in Toledo for several years. In 1963, she moved to Newton, IA where she was employed in the offices of The Maytag Company. She retired from The Maytag Company after 29 years of service. During those years, her interests were the Newton Cardinal "Red Pride" football teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the various life stages of her many nephews and nieces.

Mary Lou was a breast cancer survivor having surgery at Skiff Memorial Hospital. Following the successful surgery, she began counseling and encouraging others who had gone through cancer during this time and was further involved in the Skiff Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group.

Preceding her in death were her parents, 4 brothers, Leland Kaloupek, Charles Kaloupek, Robert Kaloupek and Douglas Kaloupek, and one sister, Phyllis Willer. Mary Lou is survived by her brother, Jack, and his wife, Mary Louise Kaloupek of Kerrville, TX, two sisters' in law, Mary Faye Kaloupek, Toledo, IA, Marrina Kaloupek, Grinnell, IA and one brother-in-law, Charles Willer, of Marshalltown, IA, many nieces and nephews, and other extended family members.

The Wallace Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund

will be established for Mary Lou's favorite charities.



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