Laurel Laschanzky Condon
Laurel Laschanzky Condon, 85, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Nov. 13, 2019, at Oak View of Marion from complications of COPD and heart failure. A visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Memorial service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories.
She is survived by her daughters, Debra Walz (John) of Burlington, Iowa, and Kathy Condon of Marion, Iowa; granddaughters, Ellen Holmes of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Lauren Walz of Iowa City, Iowa; and two beautiful great-granddaughters, Everly and Isla Holmes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Condon; parents, John and Leola (Bugge) Laschanzky; three sisters; one brother; and her dog, Sam.
Laurel was born in Bennett, Iowa, on Oct. 18, 1934, and moved to Cedar Rapids following high school graduation, where she met and married her husband, Don.
She worked for Quaker Oats, Collins Radio and Parker Midland Corp. After retirement, she and her husband sold their home and traveled throughout the United States while living in their motor home, spending winters in Arizona. They eventually bought a home in Arkansas, where they lived for four years before returning to Cedar Rapids. After her husband's death, she moved to Summit Pointe Senior Living in Marion, where she developed many friendships. Laurel enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, playing Euchre and 500, and volunteering her time reading to children at Four Oaks. She will be greatly missed!
Memorial contributions can be made to Four Oaks of Cedar Rapids or Last Hope Animal Rescue of Cedar Rapids in Laurel's name.
Special thanks to the staff at Summit Pointe, Mercy Hospice and Oak View of Marion for their compassionate care.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.