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Donald Frank Pospishil

Donald Frank Pospishil, 84, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his two children, from a brief illness. Celebration of Life services were held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Full military rites were conducted by the Swisher American Legion. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
Donald was born Oct. 17, 1930, the son of Frank and Margaret (Feierereisen) Pospishil. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1949 and the University of Iowa with a degree in business. Don served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1954. He taught in the auto mechanics department at Kirkwood College and worked at the City of Cedar Rapids Assessors Office for many years until retiring in 2008. Don enjoyed going to Hawkeye Downs Race Track and tinkering in his garage. In June 2014, he was inducted into the Wall of Fame at Hawkeye Downs. He was a member with the Swisher American Legion for many years in the Color Guard and served as past Chaplain.
Don is survived by his children Ann (Jeff) Steege and son Joe Pospishil both of Cedar Rapids; his brother Jim Pospishil of Brownsville, Texas; his sister Elaine Pospishil of Sierra Vista, Arizona; former wife and friend Claudia Pospishil of Iowa City, and his cat Leo.
Don was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to the family.