Cedar Rapids-Sylvan Lee Zuber of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Marengo passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Colonial Manor in Amana at the age of 82 years He was born March 2, 1937 near Conroy, Iowa the son of Ezra and Mary "Mae" (Vercanda) Zuber. He graduate from Conroy High School. Sylvan was united in marriage to Elaine Behounek in Chelsea, Iowa. To this union they were blessed with five children. They later divorced. He later married Bonnie Seely, they divorce a number of years later. Sylvan was the owner and CEO of S.L. Zuber Construction Inc. building, remodeling homes and commercial properties. He had resided in Conroy, Marengo and Cedar Rapids. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, being outside, hunting, cattle drives, dancing, golfing, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and westerns.
He is survived by five children, Michael (Andrea) Zuber of Syracuse, NY, Mark (Julie) Zuber of Marengo, Matthew (Katarina) Zuber of Annandale, VA, Maurice Zuber and Mary Charlotte Mossman of Winthrop; 12 grandchildren, Abigail Zuber, Izabel Zuber, Mark Bickal, Ashley Stukey, Joe Zuber, Leah Zuber, Karl Zuber, Emma Zuber, Maja Zuber, Vincent Mossman, Kristin Mossman and James Mossman; 3 great grandchildren, Nolen, Nora and Rhett Stukey;
three brothers, Harlan (Marilyn) Zuber of Williamsburg, Verlyn (Mary) Zuber of Marengo and Darrell (Beth Tait) Zuber of Salt Lake City, UT ; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Zuber of Mesa, AZ and a special friend, Marilyn Murphy of Williamsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Jerry Zuber and two sisters, Marlene Monahan and Ailene Northrup and a son-in-law, Tom Mossman.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
The family would like to thank the Essence of Life Hospice and Colonial Manor of Amana for their wonderful care and support.
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This man was nothing short of wonderful. He brightened up my Grandma’s life tremendously in just one short year. (Marilyn Murphy) He treated me like another one of his grandchildren and for that I am thankful. I will never forget the stories of those two going dancing in the last year of Sylvan’s life and sometimes even falling together! The laughed about that often. It was an honor to know Sylvan and have him around at our family gatherings. My condolences to those who knew him better, as the small portion I saw of him will leave a great loss.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Uncle Sylvan as a quiet man with a great laugh. We had a great conversation about his time being a real "cowboy" and his amazing wood art. Those we love dont go away,they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved still missed, and very dear.
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