Jerry James Cada

Jerry James Cada

Jerry James Cada

Cedar Rapids

Jerry James Cada, 60, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a hard-fought battle with AML Leukemia while surrounded by his wife and children, who he adored more than anything else in the world. A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Prairie Oak Lodge at Wanatee Park in Marion. Papich-Kuba Funeral Service is serving the family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ida; daughters, Andrea Millard (Ben) and Marissa Cada (Zach Ward); his siblings, Jim Cada (Susanne) and Marie Santiago (Perry Knight); his grandkids, Grandpa’s little buddy Bryson, Blakely and Boston; and mother-in-law, Joyce Netolicky.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Luke; his parents, James and Marie (Domanek) Cada; and his father-in-law, Arlo Netolicky.

Jerry was born July 13, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Czech immigrants, and had lived in the Cedar Rapids and Shueyville areas his entire life. He was a graduate of LaSalle High School and Mount Mercy College; he married Ida S. Netolicky on Aug. 20, 1988, in Cedar Rapids. Jerry worked for many years at Alliant Energy until deciding to run his Dairy Queen business on Johnson Avenue full-time.

Jerry was proud of his Czech heritage and was a member of Lodge Prokop Velky 137 C.S.A. He enjoyed traveling, history, family game nights and was a die-hard Cubs fan and, most of all, he loved spending time with his precious grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Holden Cancer Center for the outstanding love, care, and support they showed Jerry while he was in their care.

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