Remembering Lee Dytrt

The entire Cedar Rapids Municipal Band community mourns the loss of Lee Dytrt, a true stalwart of the band and a wonderful musician and man.

Papich-Kuba Obituary and Additional Information Here

Lee J. Dytrt, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died at his home Saturday morning, August 15, 2020. 

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 25th at the Czech National Cemetery, with Pastor John Albertson officiating.  Due to COVID-19 considerations, social distancing and the use of face masks will be strictly observed at the graveside services.  Papich-Kuba Funeral Service, Cedar Rapids is serving the family.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Irene Dytrt; sister, Barbara Chadima and her husband Wayne; brother, Joe Dytrt; and niece and nephew, Kathryn and John Chadima.

He is survived by his sister-in-law Catherine Dytrt, nieces and nephews Joanie (Bryan) Bailey, Susan (Bob) Bradley, Mike (Grace) Dytrt, Stefan (Stephanie) Dytrt, as well as many grand nieces and nephews and many friends.

Lee Jacob Dytrt was born April 15, 1949 in Cedar Rapids.  He graduated as valedictorian from Jefferson High School in 1967 and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Iowa in 1971, and a Master’s degree in 1973, once again at the top of his class.

He was a member of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band for over 50 years where he played the euphonium.  He served as the band librarian for much of that time.

Lee began working for West Music Company in 1986.  Over the years he took great care in assisting students in their selection of a musical instrument.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lee Dytrt Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o West Music, 1212 Fifth Street, Coralville, Iowa  52241.