Larry F. Luzum

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 3:06 pm

Larry F. Luzum, 69, of Cedar Rapids, died Sept. 4, 2015. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, where the rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.

Larry was born Oct. 16, 1945, in Decorah, son of Leonard and Ethel (Huinker) Luzum. He served in the Air Force from 1963-1968. Larry married Kathy Simmons Dec. 18, 1998, in Cedar Rapids. He worked in the warehouse at General Mills for 38 years. He was a member at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Larry enjoyed golfing, softball and bowling. He enjoyed watching Cubs baseball, Green Bay Packers and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Survivors include wife, Kathy, of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Heather (Bill) Byrd, of Houston, Texas; grandchildren: Elliott, Nicole and Sarah Byrd, all of Houston, Texas; sister, Marilyn Klimesh, of Cedar Rapids; brother, Dick ( Diane) Luzum, of Calmar; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Daryl Luzum; and brother-in-law, James Klimesh.

Instead of flowers, memorials may be made out to Hospice of Mercy and American Cancer Society.

A special thanks to Dr. Rasa Butinas PCI Hematology & Onology and all the nurses and staff, nurses and patient techs at St. Luke’s 5 Center, St. Luke’s Palliative Care, Nurses at St. Luke’s Infusion Center, Dr. Jason Cogdill & Associates, all of the PCI physicians, Dr. Daniel VandenBosch of St. Luke’s Iowa Health at Westside Clinic, those at Mercy Hospice who were there to help in his final weeks, and a special thank you to Penny Ackerman, one of St. Patrick’s Church Pastoral Ministers for all your weekly stops and all you did in his final months.

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