Craig Kadlec

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Nov 7, 1949
Departed on May 21, 2022

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Craig Louis Kadlec, 72, of Robins passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, at his home. A visitation will be held on Friday, May 27, from 4:00 to 6:00PM at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 28, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at 405 Beverly St. Robins, Iowa. Family and friends are welcome. 

Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Laurie, his son Curtis (Cheri) Kadlec, and his daughter Jolene Kadlec; grandchildren Jamison and Caleb Kadlec; great granddaughter, Jasey Kadlec; brother Les (Deanne) Kadlec; along with many nieces and nephews. 

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Clarence and Helen Kadlec, and his brother Wes Kadlec.  

Craig was born November 7, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Clarence and Helen Kadlec. He married his lifetime love Laurie Lingard on August 21, 1971. He worked in the automobile repair business in his early years and then at Quaker Oats for thirty-six years as a production worker. He was also a Union Steward for the Local 110 for most of those years. 

He Enjoyed hot rods, bowling, golf, and volunteering for MDA in his younger years. Home projects, complaining, and writing kept him busy in retirement. His sense of humor will be missed. He was a loving and devoted husband, and father. He was willing to do anything for his family which might make up a little for his whining. 

Craig said, “Life was good to him, and he died happy.” He was the one who wrote this obituary. Again, we will miss him and his sense of humor. 

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choosing.