Gerald Dale DeWoody,
85, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Funeral service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, with military honors.
Survivors include his good friend, Bill Dixon; nieces and nephews, Heidi (Tim) Hemmis of Cedar Rapids, Julie (Karl) Rosenberg of Cedar Rapids, Tami (Dan) Drexler of Swisher, Gwen (Todd) Garretson of Williamsburg, Mollie (Shane) Grosse of Denver, Iowa, Brad (Bonnie) DeWoody of Marion and Todd (Emily) DeWoody of Florida; sister-in-law, Janet (Walt) Schulz of Marion; many great-nieces and nephews including Jess Hemmis of Peoria, Ill.; and his dog, Max.
Jerry was born June 17, 1931, in Coggon, Iowa, the son of John and Nina (Cooper) DeWoody. After graduating high school, he served three years in the U.S. Army. Jerry had a varied working career from electrical assembly at Collins Radio, machinist at LeFebure, to window design at Killian's and retiring from assembling duck calls at Hunter Specialties. He was great at tinkering and working with his hands. He enjoyed building a kit car, working on his home, NASCAR, music and his dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wallace; and sister, Betty (Harold) Higgins.
The family extends a very special thank you for the care and compassion for Jerry from UnityPoint Hospice, especially Sue, Dana and Bobbie Jo.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Please share your support and memories with Jerry's family on his tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August 2016