Brian David Cedar, the son of Leonard and Alice (Kirchoff) Cedar was born October 25, 1961, in Cherokee, IA. He was Baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Aurelia, IA, where he attended school and worked for Maple Valley Wood Shavings. He played baseball and football through junior high and high school. Brian graduated from Aurelia High School class of 1980. Following school, Brian continued working at Maple Valley for several years. He then worked for Reinert’s Welding for 13 years. In 1997, he went to work for Pioneer Seed Company in Aurelia, IA, and most recently was working at Hy-Vee Distribution Center since December or 2012.
Brian was united in marriage to Janet Means on February 8, 1993. They were blessed with two beautiful children, Paige and Adam.
Brian attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church, rural Cherokee, IA. He loved sports and could always be seen at every home baseball game sitting under his favorite tree chatting it up with his dear friend, Kenny Bern. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye, Cherokee Brave, Miami Dolphin, and St. Louis Cardinals fan, he enjoyed being a coach, being a father, doing yard and house work, teaching Paige and Adam about being homeowners, and watching birds in his free time. He also enjoyed baseball league is his younger years, he was a pool shark, played golf, and liked to travel. He especially loved his trip to Alaska with his high school friends. Most of all, he loved the time spent with his children, family, and friends.
On Friday, September 24, 2021, Brian passed away at Mercy One hospital in Sioux City. Following his passing, he gave the gift of life to several other people by being an organ donor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Alice Cedar; grandparents, David and Anna Cedar, and Lester and Grace Kirchoff; and many aunts and uncles.
He will lovingly be remembered by his children, Paige Cedar of Cherokee, IA; and Adam Cedar and Kaely Hummel of Sioux Falls, SD; three siblings, Allan Cedar of Aurelia, IA; Cheryl (Kurt) Peterson of Aurelia, IA, and Julia (Steve) Wharton of Cherokee, IA nieces and nephews, Anna Wharton (Significant other Dylan Rolfes) and their daughter, Allayah. Ashley, Evan, Christopher, and Cara Wharton, Josh (Kristin) Cedar and their children, Maeryn, Clair, Chloe, and Mika, Cody (Katie) Cedar and their children, Elsie and Quinn, Nick (Mary) Cedar, Justin Peterson and his Children, Aiden and Jackson, and Kolin (Emily) Peterson and their daughter, Charlotte; he is also survived by many cousins, and friends.