Bruce John "Birdie" Azinger
Bruce John "Birdie" Azinger, 55, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, following a sudden illness. No services are planned. Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisting the family.
Bruce is survived by his mother, Barbara Azinger of Cedar Rapids; his siblings, Dan Azinger, Dave Azinger, Lori Hagmeier and Chris Keiper, all of Cedar Rapids, and Julie Sanchez of Griffith, Ind.; several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Azinger; his brother, Michael Azinger; and brother-in-law, Terry Hagmeier.
Bruce was born Nov. 2, 1963, in Cedar Rapids, son of Thomas and Barbara Nagel Azinger. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1982 and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Birdie was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bears, and Iowa Hawkeyes. He is loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Olivet Neighborhood Mission, 230 10th St. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.