ARMSTRONG, Iowa - Funeral services for Jason M. Radunz, 39, of Armstrong, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Armstrong with Pastor Vance Toivonen, officiating. Interment is in Armstrong Grove Cemetery, Armstrong.
Jason passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from a rare lung disease called Pulmonary Langerhan's Cell Hystiocytosis with Cor Pulmonale, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Armstrong. Henry-Olson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jason Matthew Radunz was born Sept. 7, 1973, in Fairmont, Minn., the son of Lorae and Dave (Grabinoski) Radunz.
Jason was baptized at Nazareth Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church in Northrop, Minn. He received his education in the Armstrong, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Northrop and Fairmont schools. On Oct. 14, 2000, Jason was united in marriage to Jean Hutchison at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. He was employed at GKN for 16 years, and also drove school bus for the Armstrong-Ringsted School District. For hobbies, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheeling with Jacqueline, motorcycling and playing on a dart league. He also served on the pit crew for Hanning Racing. He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong.
Left to cherish Jason's memory are his wife, Jean of Armstrong; his children, Jacqueline, age 11 and Jacob, age 3; his parents, Lorae and Dave Radunz; grandmother, Arlene Grabinoski; aunts and uncles, Mark and Cathy Grabinoski, Diane and Bob Miles, and Judy Hansen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, David "Goat" Simpson and Rosemary Hutchison; his half-brothers and half-sisters, Diana (Mike) Stonesifer, Dan (Kim) Radunz, Cathy (Jim) Duffey, Bill Radunz, Paul Radunz, Mike (Jenny) Radunz, and Sue Krecht; sister-in-law, Briana Hutchison; niece, Ivy Joy; and also many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Jason in death were his Grandpa Pete; Uncle Ronnie; and his paternal grandparents, William and Edna Radunz.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.