John E. Hoth, Garnavillo, Iowa, March 9, 2019

 John E. Hoth, 84, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Garnavillo, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his residence. He was born January 21, 1935, in Read Township, to Edward and Viola (Schlitzer) Hoth. He was owner of a transportation trucking business that began in Garnavillo and then Cedar Rapids for many years. John lived for working and trucking.

He is survived by his daughter, Robyn (Mark Huston) Michael of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Tina (Jeremy) Powers, Angie Happel and Brad Hoth; eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, LaNida Landt and Ivanelle Henning; sister-in-law, Ivanelle Hoth; many nieces, nephews and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bobbie Joseph; brothers, Harry, Duane (JoAnn) Hoth and Harold (Rachel) Hoth.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church

Memorial Services: 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center with Rev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen officiating.

Visitation: 12:00 until Service time at the church

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with


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