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Carl E. Kouba

November 8, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Carl E. Kouba, 95, rural Toledo, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 5, 2011, at the Iowa River Hospice House I Marshalltown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, Marshalltown. Visitation will be held from 5-7p.m. on Wednesday. For condolences, please visit

Memorials may be designated to the Grace Brethren Foreign Missions; the Foundation Baptist which is a new church plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, begun by Tim and Leah Kouba Nissly; or the Iowa River Hospice.

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Carl E. Kouba

Born near Montour, on Aug. 16, 1916, he was the son of Pete and Velma Lamer Kouba. He received his education in a rural school and graduated from LeGrand High School in 1935.

On Dec. 1, 1945, he was married to Carol Dobson. They farmed near Montour until moving to their present home in rural Toledo in 1950. Carl truly loved his life's work and remained active in farming and the cattle business until his death.

Carl, a life-long Chicago Cubs fan, loved sports of all kinds and played baseball in neighboring communities for many years.

A faithful member of the Carlton Brethren Grace Church, Carl served the Lord as trustee for many years. He spent many hours working on the fellowship hall and numerous other volunteer projects. He was a former member of the Garwin Lion's Club, as well as the Garwin Community school board and a former trustee for Howard Township.

Carl, a man much devoted to his family, is survived by his wife Carol; his children Barbara (Mickey) Creed, Stafford, Va.; Alan (JoAnn) Kouba, Garwin; Mark (Sharon) Kouba, Toledo and Kay Kouba, Waterloo. In addition, he leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, his brother, George,Garwin and three sisters, Marian Otta, Hubbard; Frances Howard, Marshalltown; and Evelyn (Bill) Bruster, LeGrand, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother Wayne; one grandson Paul Kouba; five brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.



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