Dennis Vernon Pyle, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A private family inurnment will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Dennis was born August 12, 1934 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of John and Laura Mae (Holt) Pyle. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1953 until 1955. Dennis married Ruth Ann Wedo on September 1, 1962 in Folkston, GA. He was employed by the United States Postal Services and proudly retired after 29 years of services. Dennis enjoyed bowling, camping and spending time with family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, friend and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his children, Tammy (Jeff) Sargent of Strawberry Point, IA; Laura (Rory) Stonebraker of Marion, IA; Dennis (Debbie) Pyle of Cedar Rapids, IA; James (Vickie) Fennern of Cedar Rapids, IA; six grandchildren, John (Rashelle) Opitz, MaryAnn (Andy) Popham, Cory Stonebraker, Ryan (Priscilla) Pyle, Kyle (Rhiannon) Stonebraker and Caitlyn Manrique; fifteen great-grandchildren; Ethan, Jake, Brittney and Wyatt Opitz; Addison, Carter and Lexi Popham; Jayden and River Stonebraker; Gabrielle, Tristan, Owen and Lily-Ann Pyle; Koehn and Paisley Stonebraker; sister-in-law’s, Delores Evans and Darlene Wedo; and a brother-in-law, Michael Wheeler.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, RuthAnn Pyle, a child Johnny Pyle, his parents; three siblings, Vera, Howard and Doug Pyle and in-laws; Ben (Ellen) Wedo.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Dennis to Unity Point Hospice or Horizons “Meals on Wheels”.