John Bilsland

John Bilsland

John Bilsland

Cedar Rapids

John Bilsland, 78, of Cedar Rapids, died Feb. 25, 2023. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Czech National Cemetery, with military rites. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

John was born March 9, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, the son of William and Margaret (Vaughn) Bilsland. He graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington High School John served in the United States Army and United States Navy. He was united in marriage to Laural Clyde in December 2004.

John is survived by his children, Jodie Dutton, John (Geri) Mally and DeAnna Bilsland; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Terry (Doris) and Dave (Rita); two sisters, Karen Hayes and Linda Gobel; as well as his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Laural, daughter Jackie Rupe, and three brothers, Bill, Clarence and Richard.

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