Bruce Alan Petrzelka and Virginia Kae Petrzelka left their earthly home to spend eternity with their Savior after a motorcycle accident in Sarasota County, FL on March 15, 2019. Visitation will be on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Cedar Hills Community Church, 6455 E Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA from 4-8 PM.  The funeral service will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 10 AM. Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery, rural Norway.

They are survived by three sons, Matthew (Kaitlyn), Nathan and Adam (Abby), and one daughter, Sara.  They are also survived by their infant granddaughter, Willow Cleo Petrzelka.  Bruce is survived by three sisters, Denise (Gary) Ellis, Deb (Lyle) Henderson and Tami (Ron) Wagner.  Virginia is survived by her mother, Ruth Schutterle, brothers, Fred and Ron (Terry) Parr, and sisters, Marj (Greg) Becker, Darlene Parr, and Marilyn (Carl) Gerhold and step-sister, Melanne (Dick) Miller.   They are also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Shana Petrzelka.  Virginia was preceded in death by her father, step-father, Melvin Schutterle, and brother, Donald Parr.


Bruce was born August 7, 1959, in Cedar Rapids, IA to Dwayne & Cleo Petrzelka.  He graduated from Amana Community School in 1978.  Bruce worked at the Amana Sawmill, Chapman Logging Company, Gene Larson, Inc., Gordon Sevig Construction, Wendler Engineering, and drove school bus for Benton Community Schools, as well as farming. Virginia was born November 8, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, IA to William & Ruth Parr.  She graduated from Norway Community School in 1981 and worked at Colonial Manor in Amana, South Slope Telephone Company, UPS, Norwex, and drove school bus for Benton Community Schools. 


Bruce & Virginia were married April 12, 1986, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway, IA and lived in the Norway area for their entire married life.  They loved being with their children & families, traveling, boating, motorcycling, auto racing, camping, and spending time at the farm.  Virginia was very active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program and loved documenting their family life through photography.  Together with their sons, they started their family business, Petrzelka Dirtworks.  Family, friends and faith were the cornerstones of their lives.

 

 

 

 

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