Johnie Frank Stepanek, 85, of Marion, Iowa, passed away peacefully at his home at Terrance Glenn Village on Tuesday, September 8th 2020, of natural causes in the care of Terrace Glenn and Mercy Hospice.
He was born December 22, 1934 in Perry Township near Traer Iowa. He served in the US Army in France in the 349th Medical Dispensary. He attended Mount Mercy College and earned several management certificates and achievements. He married Barbara Dunn at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church October 10, 1959 in Cedar Rapids. Johnie farmed until moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he worked for 42 years at Cedarapids Incorporated (Iowa Manufacturing), where retired as a Supervisor. In retirement, he also drove school bus for the Cedar Rapids Community School District where he enjoyed all the kids he safely transported. He was one of the founding members of St. Pius X Catholic Church, he served as a lector, lay distributor and CCD teacher as well as an active member for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Knight of Columbus. Johnie is survived by his daughter Susan (Jim) Wiberg of Milwaukee, WI, his sons Jack (Jacque McOllough) Stepanek Ankeny, IA, Joe (Erin) Stepanek, Blaine, MN and Jim (Peggy) Stepanek, Delhi, IA. Grand children, Hailey, Lauren, Patience (Brandon) Abby, Sophie, Max, Jackson and Ellen and great grandchildren Kinley, Henry, Brymlenn, Barrett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara of 49 years, his parents Wesley and Marie Stepanek, his siblings Agnes Lawson, Evelyn Wiese, Chuck Stepanek and Mary Vagjrt.
A private funeral mass for family and close friends was held at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial with military rites was held in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the spring of 2021.
Johnie was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to so many.
Memorials may be sent in his name to 26329 212th Ave, Delhi, IA 52223.