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Ruth Olivia Dolezal

Ruth Olivia Dolezal, 86, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Briarwood Care Center.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Grace United Methodist Church, Tiffin, with Rev. Josh Swaim officiating. Visitation was Tuesday at Lensing Oak Hill Funeral Service, Coralville. Burial was at Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church or to Friends of the Briarwood Care Center.
Ruth was born March 1, 1930, in Shenandoah, the daughter of Axel and Olivia (Sjulin) Carlson. On Sept. 12, 1964, Ruth married Frank “Bud” Dolezal in Moline, Illinois. Previously, Ruth had married Jerome Johnson and Leon Lyvers. She was a longtime North Liberty resident.
Ruth was a homemaker and had cooked for over 35 years at the University of Iowa, Oakdale and later IMCC.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and past president of AARP and American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered at the Senior Center and at election polls. Ruth sang with the Sweet Adelines and Voices of Experience. Ruth loved all pets, especially her cats, and played organ and piano.
Ruth is survived by her children, Alan (Melba) Lyvers of Iowa City, Dara (Tom) Ketterer of Oakmount, Pennsylvania, Scot (LeAnn) Dolezal of North Liberty and Kent Dolezal of Cedar Rapids; two grandchildren Devan and Erik; her nephew, Tom Carlson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and her cat Snoopy the Red Baron.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank; infant son Samy; two brothers, Harry and Morris; and her dog, Dakota.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.