Dennis A. Neuweg

Dennis A. Neuweg, 86, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of West Point, passed away at 11:20 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Cedar Rapids.


He was born on December 7, 1934, in West Point, the son of Leo F. and Dorothy (Pannenberg) Neuweg.  In 1938, his family moved to Fort Madison where he attended Catholic schools and graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1953. He attended Iowa City Business College where he studied accounting.  On March 20, 1964, he moved to Cedar Rapids, where he was the accountant for Hawkeye Rubber Company, retiring after 35 years.


Dennis faced some physical obstacles early in life and despite being told he could not do many things, he was determined to prove people wrong, learning how to drive and swim, and being named the Evening Democrat newspaper delivery boy of the year twice, among his many accomplishments.  Even in his 80’s, he could still recite his paper route.


Dennis enjoyed bowling, traveling, including to Mexico and Colorado, family reunions, and a jumbo Margarita at Hacienda Las Glorias with Terry and Nancy on Saturday nights. After retirement he was daily walker at Lindale Mall and enjoyed coffee with fellow retirees from Hawkeye Rubber.


Survivors include nephews: Greg (Cathy) Garrels of Burlington, Mike Parks of Fort Collins, Colorado, Joe (Marian) Neuweg of West Point and Tom (Jean) Neuweg of Fort Madison; nieces: Cathy (Rick) Beelman of St. Joseph, Missouri and Sue Parks of Fort Collins, Colorado; seven great nieces; one great nephew; several cousins and brother-in-law: Gail Parks of Loveland, Colorado. He is also survived by very special friends: Terry and Nancy Gucciardo, Cheryl Rankin, and John and Judy Hawes, all of Cedar Rapids.


To his friends in Cedar Rapids, he was Dennis. To his aunts, uncles and cousins he was known as Sonny. To his nephews and nieces, he was affectionately known as Uncle Gabby.


He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister: Doris (Stan) Garrels; sister: Lucy Parks and brother: Marvin (Mary) Neuweg.


Family and friends may call after 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service for the family will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the funeral home with Fr. Dan Dorau officiating.


Burial with be in Calvary Cemetery in West Point.


Memorials may be made to the PAW Animal Shelter, 2031 48th Street, Fort Madison, IA 52627, or mailed c/o Greg Garrels, 2609 Lavender Lane, Burlington, IA 52601.


Online condolences may be made to the family at  Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.