Mary (Kauzlarich) Micetich, 95 of Cincinnati, entered into eternal life on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville.
She was born July 28, 1918 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Matthew and Katherine (Briskey) Kauzlarich.
Mary received her education in the Cincinnati School System, graduating in 1935. Upon high school graduation, she completed a teacher training course and taught grades kindergarten through eighth grade for three years at the Holman School in Cincinnati.
On June 24, 1939, Mary was united in marriage to Angelo Micetich at St. Mary’s Church in Centerville. They first resided in Moline, Ill., where she worked at Joseph’s Jewelers and later at Moline Plow. During World War II she joined her husband, who was in the Navy, at Norfolk, Va. After the war was over, they returned to Appanoose County where they purchased a farm. Mary lived on the family farm for 59 years. In 2009, after her husband’s death, Mary moved to Centerville.
Mary had many talents. She was an excellent seamstress; she loved to do oil painting; she was a wonderful cook. It was not unusual to find her upholstering or doing carpentry. She always welcomed friends, neighbors and relatives to her home or dinner table. Never was Mary too busy to lend an ear or play a game with the nieces and nephews.
Mary belonged to the St. Mary’s Sewing Group, Ladies of St. Mary’s and the Croatian Fest Committee sponsored by St. Mary’s. She sewed many of the Croatian costumes and baptismal garments for the Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo, in 2008; her father in 1950; and her mother in 1978.
Surviving to honor Mary’s memory is her sister, Lenora Burnett; and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville with Father Bill Hubmann officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. A visitation will be held all day Friday, Oct. 18 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with the family present from 6-8 p.m. A prayer service conducted by Father Hubmann will take place at the funeral home on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials have been established to either the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville or the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.
Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.