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Jonny Wirth Sr.

Cedar Rapids

Jonny L. Wirth Sr., 72, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, 2018, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Hiawatha, Iowa.
Jonny was born Jan. 20, 1946, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of James and Edna (Kennedy) Wirth. He married Rejina "Jeannie" Tharp on Sept. 25, 1965, in Cedar Rapids. She passed away on Aug. 7, 2018. Jonny was a hardworking man. He retired after 43 years as a maintenance man at Cargill. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and camping. Jonny loved going gambling with his wife, Jeannie. He always made sure his family was taken care of. Jonny had a huge heart and was a hero to so many who knew him. He taught his family to always work hard for what you want, respect each other, love one another, be confident and, above all else, that family comes first. The way his family is today is because of him.
Jonny is survived by his three children, Jonny (Dotie) Wirth Jr., Scott Wirth (Lisa Hohmann) and Angel (David) McKay; grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, Matt, Kacey, Nikki, Jessica, Daniel, Colton, Savannah, Alexis and Jaxon; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Merrill (Judy) Wirth; sister, Patty (Tim) Kniffen; and his beloved dog, Teddy Bear.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jeannie; parents, James and Edna Wirth; three sisters, Gloria Hoover, Kathy Akers and Mary Page; and three brothers, Jerry Wirth, Kenneth Wirth and Daniel Wirth.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Mercy for the care their staff gave to both Jeannie and Jonny, especially their nurse, Chari.
Please share a memory of Jonny at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.