Joe Saari Obituary, Death Cause – Joe Saari, age 51, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him with life-threatening injuries on Thursday, May 18, 2023, and was sent to the University of Iowa Hospital for treatment. He was encircled by the adoring members of his family as they said their final goodbyes.
The funeral service will be held at the Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, which can be found at 2121 Bowling Street, Southwest. The visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 23, from 4 to 7 o’clock in the evening, and the funeral ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 24, at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. After the funeral service, Joe’s final Wednesday night ride will take place.
It will finish at Chrome Horse in Cedar Rapids, where there will be a Celebration of Life at 4 o’clock. Come dress according to Joe’s standards with the rest of us. Joe’s birthday is August 21st, 1971 and he was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Joe spent a lot of time as a younger man competing in BMX races and thoroughly enjoying riding bikes.
Throughout Joe’s four years of high school football, he was a linebacker, and his team advanced to the 3A State Playoffs in both 1988 and 1989. After receiving his diploma from Regis High School in 1990, he immediately began working and gaining the skills necessary to become a semi-trailer technician. Joe’s early career was launched with the help of West Side Transit, which remained a significant part of his life even after he established his own company, Saari’s Trailer Repair, in 2018.
He took pleasure in time spent with both his family and his friends. People will always remember him for his infectious laugh and smile, as well as his favorite beverage, Bud Light, and his laugh in particular. His favorite hobbies were riding his motorcycle and driving his 1984 Ford Mustang with a four-eye fox-body modification. Joe was a humble and kind man who had a generous spirit.
He was dedicated to his career and loved and cherished his sons. Those who are left behind to honor his memory are his two sons, Colby Manley and Waylon Smith; his devoted mother, Shari Saari (Bob); his sister, Tiffany (Rod) Kuehl; his uncle, Bret (Michele) Blaylock; his aunts Kim (Jeff) Boudreau, Jill (Mike) Fitzpatrick, and Janelle (Dave) Kurth; his nieces Crystal (Gage) Barnett, Court Rod Saari, his father, as well as his grandfather and grandmother, Joseph and Beverly Blaylock, passed away before him.