Michael Eric Zinkula

Michael Eric Zinkula

Michael Eric Zinkula

Mount Vernon

Michael Eric Zinkula, 65, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at Cottage Grove Place, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Sunday November 12, 2023, from 3:00-5:00 pm at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Mike was born October 23, 1958, in Davenport, Iowa, on January 6, 1959, Mike was a long awaited and prayed for addition to the Zinkula family when Joseph and Emma Zinkula adopted him.

Mike lived in the Mount Vernon area and graduated from Mount Vernon Schools and then continued to farm his entire life.

Mike is survived by his sister, Leanne Zinkula; two aunts, Sheryl Zinkula and Florence (Pete) Smith; and many first cousins.

Mike was proceeded in death by his parents, Joseph and Emma (Trejtnar) Zinkula.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in support of cancer research, University of Iowa Center for Advancement Cancer Department, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550. On the memo line or on a note attached, please indicate “Gift in memory of Michael Zinkula.” Website for donations is givetoiowa.org.

Please share your support and memories with Mike’s family on his Tribute Wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under Obituaries.

Mike wanted to leave us all with a final thought: Appreciate the simple things in life because tomorrow is never promised.

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