Dolores Marie Kaiden

Dolores Marie Kaiden

Dolores Marie Kaiden

Cedar Rapids

Dolores Marie Kaiden, 92, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Mercy Hallmar. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church by Concelebrants Rev. Nick March and Rev. Jack Flaherty. Burial: St. John Cemetery. A Vigil Service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Teahen Funeral Home. Those not attending the Vigil Service may visit with the family on Monday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and on Wednesday after 9 a.m., at the church.

Dolores is survived by her children, Marla (Ann Marie Sink) Kaiden of Chicago, Jeff (Kathy) Kaiden of Cedar Rapids, Kevin (Tam) Kaiden of Roselle, Ill., Douglas Kaiden of Iowa City, Christopher Kaiden of Venice, Calif., and Shawn (Kiyomi) Kaiden of Chiba, Japan; grandchildren, Jordan Kaiden, Rhian Kaiden, Noah Kaiden, Laura Kaiden, Emily (Chris) Ciccariello, Anna Kaiden, Chandler (Caitlin) Kaiden, Colin (Lisa) Kaiden, Sara Kaiden, Peter Kaiden, Rachael Kaiden and John Kaiden; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Cordelia Cosgrove of Cedar Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; granddaughter, Erica Kaiden; brothers, Donald (Rita) Erusha and Robert (Arlene) Erusha; brother in-law, Jack Cosgrove; and in-laws, Robert (Agnes) Kaiden and Clarence (Barbara) Kaiden.

Dolores was born on Jan. 9, 1931, the daughter of Milver C. and Alma Schumacher Erusha. She graduated from Walford High School and went on to attend Mt. Mercy College, graduating with a BA in music in 1975. She retired as a music teacher for Benton Community Schools. Dolores played the piano and organ for many years at both Holy Trinity Church and St. Jude Catholic Church. She also volunteered her time at the Catherine McAuley Center.

Dolores loved music, especially, the Lyric Opera and Broadway musicals. She was an intrepid traveler, camping with her family, along with numerous Friendship Force and Elderhostel adventures. Her most fitting legacy is her family.

Memorials may be directed to Catherine McAuley Center, 1220 Fifth Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.

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