Joseph M. Sutula

Nov 23, 2019
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Memorial Services: 11:00 AM on December 6, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Cedar Falls, 902 Main St.


for an hour before services at the church.


burial in Waterloo Cemetery with military honors by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49 and the Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.



Joseph M. Sutula, 88, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Stanard Center of Western Home Communities.

He was born on October 4, 1931 in Memphis, Tennessee, son of Joseph M. and Grace Strong Sutula and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1949. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Northern Iowa in 1984.

Joseph served in the United States Army, 1952-1954.

He was an engineering technologist at Viking Pump retiring in 1997 after 34 years.

Joseph married Joan G. Luttrell on October 29, 1960, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, Iowa; she died September 16, 2017.

He was a member of Cedar Falls First Presbyterian Church, Aplington AMVETS Post #102 and the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49.

Joseph is survived by three daughters, Deb White and  Cindi (Dale) Hendrickson‚ both of Cedar Falls, and Gigi Theobald‚ Aplington‚ Iowa; a son, Jon (Kathy) Sutula‚ Omaha‚ Nebraska; eight grandchildren: Jen Snyder, Maggie Hume, Jill Hansen, Carrie Wilkinson, Kaily Stanley, Joe Brokaw, Maddie Sutula and Jamie Sutula; and eight great-grandchildren: Caleb Snyder, Dakota Hume, Will Snyder, Asher Wilkinson, Elliott Wilkinson, Kamrie Brokaw, Cohen Stanley and Hillary Brokaw

He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan, and parents, Joseph and Grace Sutula.

 Joe was an avid golfer who also enjoyed fishing, reading and working in his yard. He was handy with his hands and could be counted on to fix anything around the house, whether it was plumbing or re-upholstering furniture. He was a talented artist who loved to create drawings and paintings, as well as model boats and airplanes. Joe loved to travel with his beloved wife Joan. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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  1. Shirley Kohler | Dec 02, 2019
    The family of Joseph.....I just read of Josephs passing.  Each and every one of you have my deepest sympathy at this difficult time.  I miss Joe and Joan stopping in at Eyemart Optical.  Whether it was for some small task for me to tackle, or just to stop in and say "HI".  They were a very unique couple, and always had a smile for me.   My thoughts are with each and every one of you, Shirley Kohler

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