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by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017


Beuna Lucille Zeman, 103, of Marion (Midway), Iowa, passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in her home. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hiawatha, Iowa, conducted by Father Mark Reasoner. Family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until funeral mass on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the church. Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Beuna was born on October 5, 1914, on the family farm in Britt, Iowa. She left school in 8th grade to help in Britt Sugar Beet fields and other farm work. She met her husband, John, at a barn dance and they were married in Britt, Iowa on June 25, 1935. They soon moved to Cedar Rapids and started their family. Beuna worked with John to farm their land, care for their garden and fruit trees, and raise their family. She was an excellent cook, baker, quilter and rug maker. Beuna enjoyed all the family, her neighbors, and loved horses. They liked to travel and always took their daughters or grandchildren on trips with them. Beuna was a member at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion and St. Pius Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. She was still making rolls, kolaches, pies and jam when she was in her 90's. Beuna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always had "snacks" when anyone came to visit. She was blessed with a long and full life and will be missed by her large wonderful family.

Beuna is survived by her two daughters, Jeanette Hamilton and Joyce M. Wright, both of Marion; nine grandchildren, Dennis (Debbie) Hamilton, Doug (Jane) Hamilton, Angie (Jim) Watt, Chris (Brenda) Hamilton, Bruce (Barb) Hamilton, Andy Hamilton, Justine Griffin, Tracy (Rod) Hansen, and John (Michelle) Grimm; 22 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John (1997); her parents, Alma and Vallie (Heimendinger) Schoneman; her grandsons, Charles Hamilton and Jeff Hamilton; sons-in-law, Richard Hamilton and Bob Wright; her devoted brother, Vern Schoneman; and sister-in-law, Jean Schoneman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to either Hospice of Mercy or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Beuna's memory.

Please share a memory of Beuna at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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