Gerald “Jerry” J. Towey

Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Towey, 89, of Cedar Rapids, NE passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Albion.
Jerry, son of Thomas and Mae (Dugan) Towey, was born on Oct. 24, 1927 at Cedar Rapids.
Jerry is survived by his wife Philimae of Cedar Rapids; five children: Janet (Jim) Goering of Geneva; Jim (Carol) Towey of Albion; Tim (Nancy) Towey of Omaha; Terry (Rita) Towey of Bloomington, MN; and Don (Andree) Towey of Gretna; 14 grandchildren; 31 great granchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Francis, Thomas, Jr., and Paul; two sisters: Genevieve Coyle and Lucille Swengard; and his parents-in-law Tony and Theresa Boesch.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids with Msgr. Ralph Steffensmeier officiating. Burial followed in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Levander Funeral Home of Cedar Rapids was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at: