Jerry A. Drahozal, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died at his home Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, 1228 Second St. SE, where a rosary begins at 7:30 p.m.
Jerry A. Drahozal was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Cedar Rapids to Wencil C. and Olga A. (Hruska) Drahozal. He married M. Joanne McElliott on June 25, 1960, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ryan. Joanne died May 23, 2014. Jerry was employed as a television director at WMT-TV for 18 years. He later worked as a sales representative for Service Press and Litho Company Inc. for 26 years, retiring in 2001.
Jerry was a lifetime and actively involved member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. He also belonged to several fraternal and civic organizations.
Jerry is survived by his sons, Tim P. Drahozal of Garland, Texas, and Tom J. (Dianne) Drahozal of Chicago. He also is survived by several in-laws and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and two brothers and their wives, Wesley J. and Olga Drahozal and Stanley and Barbara Drahozal.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.papich-kubafs.com.