Todd Alan Kucera, 39, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 6 at Mercy Hospice.
Todd was born Dec. 23, 1976, in Waterloo, the son of Mark and Kerry Mikoda Kucera. He was a 1995 graduate of North Tama High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science (athletic training) from the University of Iowa. He was a paramedic specialist. Todd later received his nursing degree (RN) and his Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from Mount Mercy University.
Todd married the love of his life, Molly Berkenpas, on Oct. 6, 2001, in Downey. He was employed at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in SICU, OR, the cardiology clinic and ASC.
Todd enjoyed being outside. Triathlon and obstacle course racing were his primary hobbies and training regimens. He enjoyed camping with his family. They planned a large trip each summer to experience a different part of the United States. During the rest of the camping season the family could be found more locally in Iowa campgrounds. Todd enjoyed bicycling, trail running and craft beer. He was a faithful Iowa Hawkeye fan from his days in college as a cheerleader, but his passion was Hawkeye wrestling and football.
Most important to Todd was his wife and daughters.
The family extends their appreciation to the staff and physicians at UIHC, Mercy and Iowa City Hospice, and Iowa City ASC for the loving care and compassion provided to Todd and his family.
Todd is survived by his wife Molly and their daughters, Emily and Ella; his parents, Mark and Kerry of Toledo, Iowa; his brother, JD (Kristin) and their children, Reed and Paige of Dike, Iowa; his grandfather, Dale Mikoda of Elberon, Iowa; his in-laws, Bob (Pam) Berkenpas of Port Charlotte, Fla.; brother-in-law, Andy (Anne) of West Branch; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
Todd was preceded in death by his grandparents, Darlene Mikoda, Frank and Mamie Kucera; and uncles, Denny Mikoda and Karl Rinkleff.
A funeral service to celebrate Todd’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City with Rev. Rich Green officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, The Kucera Educational Fund has been established for his daughters, Emily and Ella, c/o Hills Bank and Trust.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com
Todd Alan Kucera, 39Wednesday, November 9, 2016