Barbara Maschka, 77, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. Barb was born on December 30, 1942, in Marinette, Wisconsin to LaVerne and Yvetta Schmidt. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University. of Wisconsin, Madison in Speech and Language Pathology.
She was married to her first husband, Barton Zoellner and together they had two children, Angela and Adam. Barb received her Masters degree from the University of Northern Iowa and enjoyed a 40 year career as a Speech and Language Pathologist. This career began with the Hardin County Superintendent of Schools and she retired with AEA 267.
In 1991 she was united in marriage to Dan Maschka. Together they enjoyed a fun life traveling and enjoying their families. Barb was an active member of St. Mark Catholic Church where she served as a Women’s Circle Leader. She also belonged to the Ellsworth Hospital Auxiliary and Scenic City Retired School Personnel. She was an avid Packer fan “Go Pack Go!”
Barb is survived by her daughter and son-in-law; Angela and Craig Caliger of Newport Beach, California and their two sons, Jake and Max; her son and daughter-in-law; Adam and Lisa Zoellner of Austin, Texas; her brother and sister-in-law; Fred and Karen Schmidt of Gilbert Arizona, her niece; Krista Stalewski (Dan) and her nephew; Ryan Schmidt (Megan). Barb was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dan Maschka.
Funeral arrangements are as follows: Saturday October 24th 9:30-10:15 a time of visitation at St. Mark Catholic Church, 415 Main St. Iowa Falls, Iowa followed by a Funeral Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30 am, with burial at St. Mark Cemetery. Please join us for a luncheon to celebrate Barb at the Open Door in Iowa Falls at 12:00 noon.
All COVID precautions to be observed for all events and will include masks and social distancing.
The Linn’s Funeral Home Iowa Falls Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Barb Maschka Memorial c/o Linn’s Funeral Home @ 1521 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126
A Zoom to Meeting is being offered for those that cannot safely attend the services. Linn’s Funeral Home and the family of Barbara Maschka are inviting everyone that want’s to use this service. There is a individual link and Meeting ID and Passcode that will be used for the services of Barbara Maschka located below. If you have never used Zoom to Meeting before we ask that you have everything ready to go days ahead of time, as you may need to download an app or program on your phone or computer. Ensuring that hopefully there are no technical difficulties the day of the service. We will have the meeting open approximately one hour ahead of the start of the service, however everyone’s camera and microphone will be muted except those that are set up in the church.
Use the following link or Meeting ID and passcode to join the service the day of:
Meeting ID: 334 573 2185
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