Jane Alyson (Pratt) Dusil

Jane Alyson (Pratt) Dusil

Jane Alyson (Pratt) Dusil

Cedar Rapids

Jane Alyson (Pratt) Dusil, 74, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Hiawatha Care Center. Jane’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Salem United Methodist Church, 3715 33rd Ave. SW, with a prayer vigil beginning 2 p.m. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the church.

Jane will be deeply missed by her husband of 49 years, Richard; two children, Karyn (Mike) Kuennen and Michael Dusil; six grandchildren, Joshua, Adam, Isabella, Madeline (Kuennen) and Oliver, Miles (Dusil); sister, Carol Pratt Walker; brothers-in-law, Gary (Pat), Roger (Sandra) and Randy (Teresa); and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends who were loved and cherished. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter-in-law, Erin Kray Dusil.

Jane was born on March 1, 1948, in West Union, Iowa, to Walter Vern Pratt and Joyce Elaine Hough Luce. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1966, then worked as a travel agent until she met and married the love of her life, Richard Wayne Dusil, on Jan. 12, 1974. Together they raised their two children in Galena, Ill. She received her bachelor’s degree in business at Mount Mercy University, going on to further her education in human resources and nursing home administration.

Jane was always the life of the party. Whether hosting bridge, scrap booking, book club, boating on the Mississippi, enjoying beach time, decorating her home, cooking a meal, or acting in theater productions, Jane brought a zest for life that was contagious to all who knew her. Jane’s greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren.

A special thank-you to all the caregivers, physical therapy teams, nurses, and UnityPoint Hospice for all the care and support they provided Jane and her family that helped along her final journey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacreamation.com under Obituaries.

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