Michael Joe Penrod, Age 51, of Cedar Rapids, IA lost his battle with Covid-19 on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
A visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM. An inurnment service will be held at the Postville Cemetery in Postville, IA on Wednesday, November 24 at 1 PM, with Elder and brother-in-law, Andrew Webber officiating.
Michael was born on March 21, 1970 in Postville, IA. He is the son of Robert and Patricia (Brandenburg) Penrod. He was a graduate of Postville High School, Class of 1988 and also a graduate of Upper Iowa University Class of 1993.On August 17, 1996, Michael married Julie A. Hindman in Cedar Rapids, IA. Mike was an insurance specialist at TrueNorth Insurance. Mike was an avid sports fan, he especially liked the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Green Bay Packers, and the Chicago Cubs. Mike enjoyed fishing and golfing, and spending time with his family.
Those left to cherish Michael’s memory are his wife, Julie of Cedar Rapids; his children, Alyssa (Dalton Fox) Penrod of Marion, IA and Tyler Penrod of Moline, IL: his grandchildren, Avah Sulzbacher and Novalie Palacios; his parents, Bob and Patty Penrod of Postville, IA; his sister, Mary (Gerett) Guese of Postville, IA; his grandmother, Elnora Penrod of Waukon, IA; in-laws, DeWayne and Diana Hindman, of Cedar Rapids; and his beloved dogs, Murphy and Lucy, and his cat Tobi; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Michael was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Penrod, his grandfather, Robert Penrod, and his uncle, Floyd Penrod.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at the UnityPoint St. Luke’s ICU unit for all of the care and support they showed Mike while he was in their care.