Carlos Moises Rodriguez Nobaru, 51, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away at his home on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Carlos was born in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 17, 1969, to Gonzalo Moises Rodriguez Caballero and Julia Nobaru de Rodriguez. He grew up in Lima and then moved to Nagano, Japan, when he was 18 years old. He lived and worked in Nagano, Japan, for 11 years, where he met his wife, Wendy. They married on Sept. 20, 1997, in Lima, Peru, and moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2001. Carlos was a dedicated employee at Color Web Printers, where he worked for almost 18 years.
Carlos enjoyed spending time with his family, hiking, biking, being outdoors and playing and watching soccer. He was passionate about his favorite soccer teams, Atletico Madrid, Universitario FC and Peru National Football team. Carlos was a dedicated father, husband, son, brother and friend who was kind and respectful to everyone he met.
Carlos is survived by his wife, Wendy Arnold-Rodriguez; two children, Alec and Ava; father, Gonzalo Moises Rodriguez Caballero; mother, Julia Nobaru de Rodriguez; seven brothers and sisters, Juana Rodriguez Nobaru, Martin (Carmen) Rodriguez Nobaru, Cecilia Rodriguez Nobaru and Kenlly Rodriguez Nobaru, all of Lima, Peru, Rafael (Eliva) Rodriguez Nobaru of Mie, Japan, Luis (Paula) Rodriguez Nobaru of Uberaba, Brazil, and Antonio Rodriguez of Brooklyn, N.Y.; as well as 14 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lupe Nobaru; his aunt, Chieko; and uncle, Jorge Nobaru.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines and out of an abundance of caution, a memorial service will be held for Carlos at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for his children. Cards may be sent in care of Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 520 Wilson Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
Please share a memory of Carlos at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.