Joseph “Joe” Vincent Bousek Jr., 84, of Marion passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. A visitation will be on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will follow the services at St. John’s Cemetery.
Joe was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on November 24, 1933 to Joseph and Rose Bousek. He married the love of his life Linda Morley on November 23, 1968. Joe worked at Longview Fiber for 38 years. After retirement, they moved to Manchester, where he loved to trout fish, watch his favorite Hawkeyes, and He was a diehard Cubbie fan and finally got to see them win the World Series. His other passion was showing Wire Fox Terriers with his brother, Wayne Bousek. In 2015, they moved to Marion to be closer to their daughter and her family. He loved his family very much especially his 2 grandchildren. He loved watching them play their sports and choir performances. He brought joy to our lives and in his own words, “He was very Loveable”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law, Russell Pruess and David Hatch, niece, Joni Pruess and nephew, Doug White.
He will be remember by his wife of 49 years Linda Bousek, daughter, Brenda (Josh) Heth, his grandson, Jacob Heth, his granddaughter, Anna Heth all of Marion, Iowa, his brother, Wayne (Janie) Bousek of Greenville, Wisconsin and many sister/brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation in Joe’s name.