Mary L. Herb

Mary L. Herb

Mary L. Herb

Cedar Rapids

Mary L. Herb, 86, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2023.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4200 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3634 First Ave. NE, with a luncheon to follow. A private family burial will be held at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

Mary was born March 18, 1937, at UIHC in Iowa City to Albert J. Neumann and Helen A. (Cummings) Neumann. Mary was baptized at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Sigourney, IA on April 11, 1937. She confirmed her faith as a child at Kenwood Park Methodist Church and again as an adult at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. Mary continued to share her faith with others by teaching Sunday School for many years. She also was active in many church groups such as Priscilla Circle, XYZ (Extra Years of Zest), church fellowship board and was a Women of the ELCA officer. Mary graduated from Grinnell High School in 1955. In 1959, she married Donald K. Herb; they later divorced. Mary was a dedicated employee with the City of Cedar Rapids working for the water department and at City Hall for 19 years. Mary later worked for Parson’s Technology before retiring. During her retirement, Mary loved to spend time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and attending their activities. Mary’s desserts will be missed by her family and friends as she loved to bake. Mary also enjoyed her daily Gazette crossword puzzle.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Albert J. Neumann, 1973 and Helen A. (Cummings) Neumann, 1998; daughter, Tami Jo Herb, 1986; brother-in-law Gordon Raymond, 2010; maternal grandparents Hampton B. and Mary L. Cummings; paternal grandparents, Ernest M. and Amanda M. Neumann; mother-in-law, Marie Herb; brothers-in-law, Danny and Lee Herb; sisters-in-law, Shirley Herb and Mary Maxine Herb; and niece, Tina Koopman.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Amy (Jim) Christianson; granddaughters, Emily (Michael) Hannes (great-grand dog Bella) and Olivia Christianson; sister, Kathy Raymond; nieces, Lori (Rob) Duchan and daughters, Ashley and Cierra Brooks, Kari Raymond and daughter, Peighton Boll-Raymond; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim Herb, Duayne (Deb) Herb and Phylis Herb; and many nieces, nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Children’s Miracle Network of Iowa or Our Savior’s Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be directed to the family at under obituaries.

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