Holli A. Kautzman, 49, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Feb. 1, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center from complications of an eight-year battle with breast cancer. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at All Saints Catholic Church, with The Rev. John Flaherty officiating. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, where there will be a vigil service starting at 4 p.m.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Goedken; siblings, Karen (Allen) Shreve, Mary Ann Bell, Heidi (Tom) Lannen, Tami (Armand) Marciano; parents, Ralph and Irene Kautzman; niece, Amy Nelson; nephews, Matthew and Andrew Lannen, Brian and Aaron Shreve, and Damien Kleppe; adoptive godson, Tyler Schoulte; and four kitty children, Merlot, Kona, Zeus, and Mango.
Holli was preceded in death by her biological parents, Matthew and Jacqueline Kautzman who died in an accident when Holli was age two.
Holli was born in Seattle, March 22, 1968. Following the death of her biological parents, she was raised in Center. Holli received her B.S. and Doctorate in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University in Fargo. She completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Holli was board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist and credentialed at St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. Holli served as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and as a clinical faculty at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She was the director of pharmacology for the Cedar Rapids Medical Residency Program for 10 years. Holli joined Family Physicians of Cedar Rapids in 2005 as co-owner bringing her expertise in pharmacology to the practice. She managed patients with chronic diseases and diabetes, assisting them in achieving their treatment goals seeing patients up to the time of her death.
Holli married Mark Goedken on April 2, 2002, in Hawaii, and celebrated a Catholic wedding ceremony Sept. 14, 2013. Holli enjoyed spending time traveling, gardening, exercising, and her four kitties.
Family would prefer that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be designated to a perpetual educational scholarship fund in her name to financially assist pharmacy students at North Dakota State University. Memorial contributions may be brought to the visitation or sent to: Holli Kautzman Memorial, CR Bank & Trust, 2711 Bever Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.
The family would like to thank the medical professionals who guided Holli during her battle with cancer including those in San Antonio and Cedar Rapids. Please leave a message or tribute to Holli’s family on our web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.