"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Susan Ellen Meidlinger

March 17, 1952—February 6, 2018

Susan Ellen (Kabala) Meidlinger was born on March 17, 1952, in Davenport, Iowa, and passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at her home in Council Bluffs, after a 3½ year battle with cancer.

Sue had a passion for quilting, cooking, and volunteer work. She spent much of her time making quilts and various other items for her children and grandchildren, as well as volunteering at Gabriel’s Corner, the crisis pregnancy center in Council Bluffs. Sue was born and raised in Davenport, but spent the remainder of her life in Council Bluffs. It was here that she met her husband of 41 years, Steve, and they raised their three children. Sue was a teacher at Iowa School for the Deaf for 37 years and finished her career teaching 5th-8th grade.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Maxine Kabala.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Meidlinger; her children, Matt Meidlinger (Katie), Brian Meidlinger (Sara), and Julie Martin (Eric); her grandchildren, Louk, Mason, Ava, Ethan, Emma, Owen, Aidan, and Samuel; her brothers, Charley Kabala (Sandy), Mike Kabala, and Joel Kabala (Sue); and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 10th, at Queen of Apostles.  Gravesite service also was held at St. Joseph Cemetery, in Council Bluffs.   In lieu of flowers make donations to St. Patrick's Building Fund, St. Patrick's Church Capital Campaign, 223 Harmony Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 or St. Croix Hospice, 11207 W. Dodge Rd., Suite 250, Omaha, NE 68154.

Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa handled her funeral arrangements.

Thanks to Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home, Council Bluffs and Shirley Hicks for the information.


Updated June 30, 2019