John J. Soukup, 60, of North Liberty passed away Dec. 21, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 3 p.m., with a Celebration of Life gathering beginning at 1 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Alzheimer’s Association.
John was born March 22, 1953, in Decorah, the son of James and Mary (Andera) Soukup. John married Lesley Gardner in 1980, and they have two children. John was a wonderful husband and father, he loved to garden, fish, ride his bicycle, and collect rocks. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa, and a college sports fan. He was employed at the Cedar Rapids Gazette. He also served on the North Liberty City Council from 1997 until 2004. Survivors include his loving wife, Lesley; his two children, Lisa (Steve) Nelson of West Branch and Jesse (Emily Hobbs) Soukup of Coralville, two grandsons; Ian and Cael Nelson, his father; James Soukup of Decorah; two sisters, Diane (Peter) Kriener, and Karen (Darrell) North, a brother Todd (Jan) Soukup; his mother-in-law Barbara Foster, and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Soukup, his niece Annette Kriener, and nephew Peter Kriener.
On line condolences may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com .