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Derald Lee Stepanek

Cedar Rapids

Derald Lee Stepanek, 88,
of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital. A visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4 to 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Sharon United Methodist Church. Internment to follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Derald Lee Stepanek was born on March 7, 1931, the son of Frank and Anna (Gardner) Stepanek. He was united in marriage to Naomi "Tootie" Piper on July 16, 1950, in Corydon, Iowa. Derald worked for Home Town Dairy for 42 years, and then worked with his daughter at R.C. Auto in sales for many years. He was an avid Hawkeyes fan, sports fan -- mainly football and basketball -- member of Sharon United Methodist Church, enjoyed going to children's and grandchildren's events and sports, racing, yardwork, planting flowers in his garden, was a selfless person but most of all dearly loved his wife, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Gina Devine Stepanek.
Left to cherish Derald's memories are his wife, Tootie Stepanek of Cedar Rapids; children, Cheryl (Ragheb) Al-Muhawish of Cedar Rapids and Craig (Michelle) Stepanek of Vinton; two grandchildren, Brent (Jasmin) Stepanek of Ely and Aston Kemp of Cedar Rapids; great-grandchildren, Blaine, Mia and Boston Stepanek; and brother, Dewayne (Sandy) Stepanek of West Branch.
Memorials maybe directed to the family in Derald's name.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
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