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Brad Curtis Cronbaugh

September 25, 1958 September 4, 2015
Brad Curtis Cronbaugh
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Obituary for Brad Curtis Cronbaugh

Brad Curtis Cronbaugh, 56, passed away after a long battle with cancer on September 4, 2015, at the Ed and Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born September 25, 1958, in Marengo, the son of Larry and Helen Cronbaugh.

   Brad graduated from Urbana High School in 1977.

   Brad was a talented guitarist and played lead guitar during his youth in a couple of rock bands. He also cherished playing the guitar in his spare time, especially for the pleasure of family and friends, while sitting outside during the summer or around a night campfire. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He loved grilling outdoors and was an excellent cook. Brad was also an avid amateur photographer. He took many wonderful photos throughout the years. He also liked hunting and fishing.

Brad was employed as a press brake operator for nearly 30 years at Ideal Industries in Vinton.

   Brad is survived by his older brother, Craig (Marlene) Cronbaugh; younger sister, Lori (Dennis) Schoepske; two nephews, Shane (Christine) Cronbaugh and Justin (Whitney) Beenken; two nieces, Latisha (Jermey) Purk and Chelsea Cronbaugh (Joe Clapp); two great nephews, Keon Purk and Bentley Beenken; and three great nieces, Kena Purk, Aiva Clapp, and Quinnlyn Beenken.

   Brad was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Helen Cronbaugh, and younger brother, Scott Cronbaugh.
   Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home 1212 1st Avenue in Vinton.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed in Brad’s name to the Ed and Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit, St. Luke’s Hospital, 1026 A Avenue, P.O. Box 3026, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406.

Memorial service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton


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