William W. Jurging, 73,
of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House. A Celebration of Life gathering will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW.
William was born Aug. 11, 1945, in Washington, Iowa,
the son of Rollie and LaDeema (Wood) Jurging. He graduated from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School, Class of 1963. William was united in marriage to Connie Henkes on Feb. 14, 1976. Bill owned and operated various auto repair businesses in the area. He enjoyed fast cars, riding his bicycle, fishing, going to the Iowa State Fair and the Good Guys Car Show, as well as spending time with his friends and family. Bill enjoyed learning about and trading within the financial markets, including day trading. He enjoyed driving his Corvette and seeing what this country has to offer. He enjoyed watching his favorite teams, the Hawkeyes and Cubs. He took pride in his son, daughter and grandkids. If you knew Bill, then you knew he had a dry, sarcastic, witty sense of humor.
Bill is survived by his son, Toby (Heidi) Jurging of Kent, Ohio; his daughter, Mia (Bryan) Phillips of Crested Butte, Colo.; five grandchildren, Porter, Harper and Easton Jurging and Hillary and Hallie Phillips; his brother, Dennis (Beatrice) Jurging of Cedar Rapids; his mother-in-law, Shirley Henkes; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Deanna Sandberg, Marsha and Lloyd Feickert, Sheryl and Steve Kruse, Janice and Rick Johanningmeier, Jeanne and Paul Miller, Brian Meyer and Dave Schrader.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Connie; his father-in-law, Calvin Henkes; and sisters-in-law, Debbie Meyer and Carmen Schrader.
William's family would like to thank Chuck and Carrie Cummins for their love and support over the years and being consistent, solid caregivers. Their assistance was comforting and reassuring. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in his name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.