Evelyna Kron, 88, of Hills, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Joseph’s Church in Hills with Father Bill Kneemiller officiating. Burial will be at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City, where the National Catholic Order of Foresters will recite a rosary at 6:45 p.m., and a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund had been established.
Evelyna was born April 4, 1923, on a dairy farm north of Iowa City, the daughter of V.F. and Margarette (Gilpatrick) Cole. Evelyna was the youngest of five sisters and two brothers. She was a 1940 graduate of Iowa City High School and received her teaching certificate and bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Iowa. On June 29, 1948, Evelyna married William Kron in Iowa City and of their union were born four children, William, Steve, Doug and Tresa.
Evelyna is survived by three sons, William (Deb) Kron of West Branch, Steve (Amy) Kron of Iowa City and Doug (Roseanne) Kron of Solon; 12 grandchildren, Kim, Angel, Kezia, Jathon, Delana, Rick, Elizabeth, Sara, Alex, Nick, Adam and Will; many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Evelyna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and daughter Tresa, her siblings Leslie and Vernon Cole, Bertha Harms, Margaret Dvorsky, Matilda Baker, Marcella Freund and Marie Ruppert.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com