Ida L. Kobos, Manchester

Dateline:  Manchester, Iowa


Ida L. Kobos, 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was surrounded by family.

A memorial service is planned for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Manchester.  Family will greet friends one hour before the service at the church.  Private burial service for family will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine, IL.

She was born, Ida Brokens, in Olin, IA on February, 8, 1922, to Fred and Agnes (Boss) Brokens. Ida graduated from Onslow High School. After graduating she moved to Chicago where she attended nursing school at Walther Memorial Hospital, graduating in 1944. She met her husband, the love of her life, Roman L. Kobos,  in Chicago and they married October 28, 1944.  They made their home in Chicago raising four children. Ida worked as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Department of Resurrection Hospital for 25 years. After their retirement they moved to Manchester where they have lived for the last 28 years.

Ida was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and was active in the Our Savior Mission Guild. She was a Patient Advocate at the Good Neighbor Home for many years as well as a volunteer at Regional Medical Center in Manchester. She was a member of the Lend-A-Hand Club and Audubon Club.  Ida was an avid quilter and seamstress.

Ida Kobos was a wonderful wife and mother. She was a quiet, gentle, and resilient woman who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include: her brother, John Brokens of Dallas, TX, four children: Kathy (Dennis) Bara of Roselle, IL, Tim (Marie) Kobos of Cary, IL, Becky (Joel Shoemaker) of Brandenton, FL,  Mary (Bruce) Benson of Batavia, IL.

Eight grandchildren: Lynn (Dave) Kratcha, Andrea (Chris) Spieglan, Jonathan (Laura) Shoemaker, Michael (Daisy Velasco) Shoemaker, John (Krista) Kobos, Timothy (Ashley Johns) Kobos, Anna (Greg) Dierdorf, and Paul Benson. Four great grandchildren: Kara Kratcha, Laura Kratcha, Grace Spieglan, and Benson Dierdorf.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman L. Kobos.

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