David C. Yanecek

David C. Yanecek

David C. Yanecek


David C. Yanecek, 69, of Greenfield (formerly of Fairfax), passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at UIHC. A Celebration of Life gathering and visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW. Burial will follow at Czech National Cemetery.

Dave was born March 9, 1953, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Charles Franklin and Darlene Jeanne (Bartunek) Yanecek. He graduated from Prairie High School in 1971. Following graduation, he went to work at Nissen Trampoline (Universal Gym Equipment). In 2018, Dave retired from the City of Fairfax after over 20 years of service. In addition to his work, Dave was a volunteer firefighter with the Fairfax fire department for more than two decades. He was an avid Civil War reenactor with the 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry since 1995 known as Pvt. Josiah Muntz. He spent many a weekend under the canvas tents around the campfire.

Dave was known to make friends wherever he went; he looked tough on the outside, but he was a teddy bear inside. The softest spot he had was for his four grandkids, whom he adored, spoiled, and spent as much time with as possible. It was hard to talk to Dave without being shown a picture of his grandkids. Dave loved history, cooking (especially campfire cooking), reenacting, talking, telling (often inappropriate) jokes, boasting about his kids and grandkids, taking the backroads, golfing, and napping almost anywhere.

Dave is survived by his daughter, Lindsey (Sean) Fox of Greenfield and their children, Emersyn and Jasper; and his son, Jacob (Erica) Yanecek of Norwalk and their children, Jaden and Logan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Nancy and Donna.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.

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