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“Dear Uncle Norman, Mary and Bob, I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Cleo passing away. I remember being a kid and I would get sooo excited when Aunt...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Janet Hatala Fisher - Wilmington, IL

“Mary, Sending my sympathy in the loss of your mother. I do remember her very well a sweet gentle lady. Sympathy goes out to all your family. May God...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Jane Gerveler Tiemann - TX

“To the family of Mrs. Hatala, I send my condolences. My sympathy to each of you for the loss of your wife and mother. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Craig Rupert - Richmond, VA

“Mary - We were so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. I have so many memories of her during our "school years". She always made us feel welcome...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy and Gary Lampe - IL

“Dear Mary & Family, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your dear Mother. I remember her from our school days as a sweet and gentle lady. We...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Maryann Holterhaus Elliott - OH

“Bob and Polly, our thoughts are with you and your family today as you prepare to honor and remember your Mom. May peace dwell in your hearts. Laurie...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: laurie stone - cedar rapids, IA

“Dear Norman,Mary, and Robert, Just wanted to offer my condolences. She was always a sparkplug and I always enjoyed visiting your family. Mark ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mark S. Hatala - Sacramento, CA

“Dear Norman, Joe and Mary, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a lovely woman. I will never forget coming to work in the...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Karin Rosin - fort madison, IA


Cleo J. Hatala, 91, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 7:30 AM at the Kensington. She was born on December 5, 1919 in Victoria, Texas to Edward and Mary Goldman Sandhop. On June 25, 1943 she married Norman J. Hatala in Greenville, South Carolina. Norman and Cleo had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Cleo was a homemaker and an excellent seamstress and cook and enjoyed playing games and cards. She was always a Texan.
Survivors include her husband, Norman J. Hatala of Ft. Madison; one daughter, Mary (Joseph) Link of West Point, IA; one son, Robert (Pauline) Hatala of Cedar Rapids, IA; one grandson, David (Amy) Link of North Liberty, IA; one granddaughter Ellen Hatala of Cedar Rapids, IA; three great grandchildren, Morgan, Jackson and Sophia Link of North Liberty, IA; one brother-in-law, Alton Schroeter of Victoria, TX; two sisters-in-law, Betty Butler of Lincoln, IL and Ruth Hatala of Ft. Madison; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and five sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. David Wilkening officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11. Burial will be in Soldiers’ Circle, Oakland Cemetery. Per her wishes her body has been cremated.
A memorial has been established in her memory and online condolences may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com

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