Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Diane M. (Svec) Gladwin, 62, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died October 14th, 2007, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa, after an extended illness. Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 520 Wilson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, by Chaplain Jeremy Hudson. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at the funeral home. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Survivors include her husband, Daryl; her son William (Cindy) Wilson of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Bonnie (Todd) Tarker of Oceanside, California; her stepsons, Dean Gladwin of Chicago, Illinois, and Scott Gladwin and friend Denise of Cedar Rapids; stepdaughter, Julie Ritchie and fiancé, Doug of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Halas and Denton Wilson; step-grandchildren, Shane, Laura and Jesse Tarker, Sarah and Emily Ritchie and Liam Gladwin; brothers, Melvin (Jody) Svec and Verne (Virginia) Svec of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law, Louellen Svec of Swisher; brother-in-law, Vaughn (Peg) Gladwin of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Trixie. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Louis and Barbara Svec; her brother, Arnold Svec; and her niece, Julie Svec. Diane Marie Svec was born October 17, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and Barbara (Pospisil) Svec and grew up in rural Fairfax. She attended LaBelle country school and graduated from Prairie High School in 1963. She married Wilbur Wilson and was later divorced. She was united in marriage to Daryl Gladwin in 1990. Diane was employed at Aegon for over 20 years, was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary Post #671, Swisher Iowa and enjoyed gardening, polka music, playing cards and above all time spent with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, Babi, grandmother, aunt and friend to many and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her dearly. Diane’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to Amber, Jessie and Jeremy from St. Luke’s Hospice and the entire staff of the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House for all their kindness and care during her illness. Memorial donations in Diane’s honor may be made to Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, 315 18th Avenue, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233 or St. Luke’s Hospice, 1026 A Avenue N.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402.
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