Jason "Jake" Jerome Joens, 43, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at St. Luke's
Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Czech National Cemetery.
Jason was born Jan. 20, 1971, to George and Kay (Sauter) Joens. He attended Prairie High School, where he was state champion in discus and graduated in 1989. He went on to graduate in 1993 from the University of Iowa, where he also was a member of the men's track team. He owned Joensy's Restaurant in La Porte City.
He loved to spend time with his kids and his family, especially at the Joens Family Pool.
He is survived by his children, Johnny and Emma Joens, and their mother, Becky (Roeder) Joens; his parents; and his siblings, Craig (Helen) Joens, Scott (Robin) Joens, Angie Joens, Sara Griffin (Troy Burckhartt) and Doug (Jeanne) Joens. He also is survived by his nieces and nephews, Amy, Kaitlyn, Sam, Rachel, Meghan, Jackson, Cael, Brody, Karaleigh, Benjamin, Tate and Paisley.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank Sr. and Martha Joens and Michael and Agatha Sauter.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.