Paul A. Tresnak, 86, of Cedar Rapids, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial with military honors: St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, 1228 Second St. SE, where a
rosary begins at 6:30 p.m.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Linda Wesbrook and husband Daniel, Cedar Rapids; a grandson, Tim Wesbrook and wife Megan, and their children, Harper and Grayson, Cedar Rapids; and his sister, Carolyn Rosenberger, Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann; his parents, Anton and Agnes (Cacek) Tresnak; two brothers, Leonard and George Tresnak; and dear friends, Harlan Glandorf and David Suchomel.
Paul was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Cedar Rapids to first- and second-generation Czechoslovakian immigrant parents. Paul was a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids. He learned the value of hard work while growing up on his family's farm. Paul married Jo Ann M. Cejka on July 26, 1958, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Jo Ann died March 26, 2008. Paul was employed at Iowa Steel and Iron Works Inc. and the Colonial Bakery.
Paul was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951 to 1953. In May 2015, he had the privilege of going on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight with his grandson, Tim.
Paul was a lifelong member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and a member of American Legion Post 729.
Paul loved working in his yard and gardening and often received compliments from his neighbors. Breakfast at Willy Woodburn's was a favorite outing. He enjoyed playing with his great-grandchildren and often spoiled them (and their supper) with candy.
His kindness and generosity always will be remembered.
Military graveside services will be provided by American Legion Moomey-Vogel Post 727.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.papich-kubafs.com under obituaries.