R. Steve Durr
R. Steve Durr of Solon, 68, passed on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Facility in Coralville after a courageous battle with cancer. Services were held Aug. 11 at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Steve was a union electrician by trade and spent nearly 30 years at the ADM plant in Cedar Rapids with ACME Electric where he finished his career as an electrical superintendent.
Steve enlisted in the U.S. Air Force following his graduation from Washington High School in 1964. He received an Air Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal and Presidential Unit Citation. In May 2014, nearly 45 years after he was injured by anti-aircraft fire in Vietnam, he was presented the Purple Heart.
In 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Kennedy. Together they had two sons, David and Eric.
Steve never missed a football game or a track meet while his kids grew up in Solon. Later in life he spent a lot of time boating on the Mississippi River with his wife Linda and friends. He also enjoyed motorcycling and became an excellent marksman.
Steve is survived by his wife, Linda; his sons, Dave (Salina) Durr, and Eric (Julie) Durr all of Solon; grandchildren, Jaden, Halston, Madi, Josie, Delainey and Ellie.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation in Steve’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project: P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.