Aldershof, John Christopher
UPDATE: Time of sharing will now be held at 5 p.m. on Friday.
John Christopher Aldershof, 45, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on March 4, 2013, in a car accident. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Jack Flaherty officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with sharing of memories beginning at 6 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
John was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on May 6, 1967. He graduated from Washington High School and received his undergraduate degree from St. John’s College. John received an architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1992 and was a licensed architect with the American Institute of Architects. He studied abroad in Holland at Delft University during his graduate studies. He was currently studying to receive his MBA from Mount Mercy University.
Besides his career in architecture, John had a love for music and art. He enjoyed playing the drums in many different bands and considered music his great passion. He was also actively involved in the Unity Center of Cedar Rapids and attended services there and at All Saints Catholic Church. John had a great sense of humor and was funny and quick-witted. John was blessed to have found his faith in God and had embraced his church community in recent years. He loved his daughter, Juliette, and nieces, Abby and Holland, very much and was so proud of them all.
John is survived by a daughter, Juliette (13) of Chicago, Ill.; his parents, Jack Aldershof and Fran Aldershof; his sister, Susie (Kent) Van Metre; nieces, Abigail and Holland Van Metre; grandmother, Lucille Sievers of Anamosa; and many other family and friends.
John is preceded in death by grandparents, Peter and Margaret Aldershof; and grandfather, John Sievers.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in John’s honor for his daughter’s education may be made at any US Bank location in care of The Juliette Aldershof education fund.
Please leave an online condolence for the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Published March 6, 2013 in The Gazette
Updated; notice published March 7, 2013 in The Gazette