Ted Lee Hootman, 75, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids from COVID-19 and pneumonia. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 3:00 PM at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A livestream of the memorial service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for Ted Lee Hootman, under the video tab starting at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 29th. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 28 from 4 – 7 PM at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family requests masks or face shields be worn by guests attending the visitation and service.
Ted was born on December 29, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Eugene and Elizabeth (Wilson) Hootman. He was the youngest of three children. Ted graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids in 1965. He married Cheryle Fields in September of 1968 and they had three children. They later divorced. Ted married Virginia Anderson on September 26, 1998, and gained three bonus children. He worked for Iowa Steel & Iron in Cedar Rapids and retired from Johnson Gas. Ted enjoyed being a member of a bowling league for his entire life. He owned a 1956 Chevy 210 and attended many car shows. In his free time, Ted enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, bowling, working on his Chevy, and car shows and clubs.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years Virginia, sister Beverly Bruce, children Dawn (Michael) Frederick, Michael (Christy) Hootman, Luci Reade, Jodi (Craig) Ivester, Amber (Tony) Hill and Tamera (Bryan) Ballard, 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law Nikki (Arron) LaGrange.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Gary Hootman, nephews Gary Kim Hootman and Howard Hootman, former spouse Cheryle Fields Hootman, and son-in-law Tracey Reade.