Raymond Paul Zinkula, 95, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully Feb. 3, 2022. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30. a.m , Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with Bishop Thomas Zinkula presiding. Visitation will take place one hour before service at the church. Burial will be at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Solon. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids is assisting the family.
Raymond Paul Zinkula was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Mount Vernon, to George and Bessie (Vislisel) Zinkula. He attended Mount Vernon high school, graduating in 1945. Ray served with the Army during the Korean War. After returning to the United States, he farmed outside of Mount Vernon until retiring and moving to Cedar Rapids. Ray met Sheryl Cue at Armar Ballroom in Marion and they married Aug. 27, 1976, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Ray was a member of Solon American Legion Stinocher Post #460 for over 62 years.