September 20, 1939 - January 18, 2022
Virgil Joseph Holub, 82, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away following a lengthy illness Tuesday, January 18, 2022. A visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. with a Vigil Service beginning at 3 p.m., on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1749 Racine Avenue NE, Solon, Iowa. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Prairieburg, Iowa. The church will livestream the service at https://www.facebook.com/stmarysolonia Virgil was born September 20, 1939, in Anamosa, Iowa, the son of August “Gus” and Agnes (Walker) Holub. In 1962, he married Mary Matthews; the couple later divorced. Virgil served honorably in the United States Army from 1962-1968 during the Vietnam Era. Shortly after his early departure from high school, he went to work for and managed Elk Ready Mix in Center Point. Virgil then worked his way up at Cargill, Cedar Rapids, for 33 years and retired as assistant supervisor in 1997. In 1990, Virgil was united in marriage to Mary Jane “Janie” Mehmen; the couple later divorced. He was an active member of the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post #460, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon, Ducks Unlimited: Blue Creek Chapter, Pheasants Forever, and a longtime supporter of the NRA. Virgil’s favorite things were spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, cutting and splitting firewood, farming, and playing cards – especially Euchre. He was a true friend to everyone he met, and we were all blessed to have him in our lives. Survivors include his children, Dr. Thomas (Marci) Holub of Solon, Terri (Kenny) Jones of Swisher, and Traci (Steve) Warren of Arvada, Colorado; eight grandchildren, Matthew Holub, Travis (Haley) Holub, Courtney (Drew) Markworth, Chelsea (Ian) Bakewell, Conner Jones, Brady, Trey, and Addyson Warren; two great-grandchildren, Mattie and Breckon; siblings, Phyllis Rausch of Marion, Lary (Suzanne) Holub, Gary Holub, and Mary Kruse, all of Center Point; and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Holub of Mexico. Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Agnes Holub; former wife, Mary Schipper; son, Tony Holub; siblings, Doris (Richard) Divoky and William Holub; and brothers-in-law, William Rausch and Gary Kruse. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Solon American Stinocher Legion Post #460. The family would like to extend a special thank you to UnityPoint Health Hospice and all of Virgil’s healthcare providers for their loving care.
Virgil Joseph Holub, 82, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away following a lengthy illness Tuesday, January 18, 2022. A visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. with a Vigil Service beginning at 3 p.m., on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Murdoch-Linwood... View Obituary & Service Information
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