John F. “Jack” Bredl, 85 of Cedar Rapids died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his home. Funeral Mass: 10:00 AM on Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Rev. Christopher Podhajsky will officiate. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Monday from 4 to 7 PM with a vigil service at 7:00 PM at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Molly, two sons John (Mary) of Hudson, Wisconsin, and Greg (Lori) of Cedar Rapids, six daughters LeAnn Bredl of Boston, Massachusetts, Susan (Tom) Rugo of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Becky (Mike) Ferguson of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Kristin (Marc) LaCriox of Scottsdale, Arizona, Sara (Dave) Mudd, and Jennifer Bredl all of Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Connie Runde.
Jack was born on April 16, 1934 in Cedar Rapids the son of John and Theresa (Forrestal) Bredl. He graduated From Immaculate Conception High School and later attended the University of Iowa.
Jack married his high school sweetheart Molly Schwartzhoff on November 28, 1953 in Cedar Rapids. He was a tool designer at Collins for over 25 years and later worked at the Cedar Rapids Tool and Dye Company until his retirement.
Jack enjoyed fishing, especially in Canada, music, cooking and travel. He knew he had the most wonderful eight kids in the world .He will be forever remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial donation may be given to the Mercy Hospice House in Hiawatha in Jack’s name.