Melvin Svec

Melvin Svec

Melvin Svec

Cedar Rapids

Melvin Svec, 87, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Nov. 8, 2022. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Entombment with military honors will immediately follow.

Mel is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joanne; daughter, Deborah Serbousek; grandchildren, Jeffrey Serbousek and Matthew (Hillary) Serbousek; great-grandchildren, Brayley, Emreigh and Wattney Serbousek; sisters-in-law, Louellen Svec, Virginia Svec and Dorothy (Don) Ciha; brother-in-law, Daryl Gladwin; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Barbara Svec; daughter, Julie Svec; siblings, Arnie Svec, Verne Svec, and Diane Gladwin; and nephews, Bob Svec, Greg Ciha and Jeff Ciha.

Mel served in the Army during the Korean conflict. He worked at Rockwell Collins, Crutchley Farms, Inc., and later Rockwell Goss. He enjoyed growing flowers, mushroom hunting, was an avid Hawkeyes fan and a member of the Iowa Accordion Club. He enjoyed putting puzzles together, his biggest puzzle was 18,300 pieces. Mel loved his family and all animals.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Cedar Valley Humane Society.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at under obituaries.

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