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Larry “Red” Aldeman, 78, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, September 4, 2021, at his home. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 6:00 PM, at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Wednesday. A memorial fund has been established for the family’s use.
Red Aldeman was born January 1, 1943, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Caleb and Cleo (Hedges) Aldeman. He graduated from City High School in 1961. He was united in marriage to Susan Grimm, two sons were born to this union, Wes and Jaime. The couple later divorced. He was married to Barbara Harvey, they later divorced, to this union two children were born: Clint and Abby Aldeman. He owned and operated the Chicken House in Kalona from 1976 to 1983. He managed the Hard Luck from 1983 until he opened Red’s Tallyrand in Keota in 2001. Red enjoyed telling jokes and stories, he loved being a grandpa, liked watching the Hawkeyes and the Dallas Cowboys, and watching baseball, especially the Cubs and Yankees.
Survivors include three children: Wes Aldeman of Orange Park, FL, Clint (Morgan) Aldeman of Cedar Rapids, Abby Aldeman of Cedar Rapids, six grandchildren: Grayson Ballard, Jake and Kyle Johnston, Brynn, Sailor and Crew Aldeman, two great-grandchildren, and one brother Caleb Aldeman of Iowa City.
Preceding Red in death were his parents, his step-father Ray Kinsinger, son Jaime Aldeman, two brothers: Ron and Bill Aldeman, and an infant sister
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Red, Tim and I spent many an evening visiting! I also had the pleasure of working for Red! Great man!
Toni Barnes Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM
I worked with Red at the Hard Luck he was a great man! Funny always had a joke to tell always will remember " I don't sleep in your bed u don't sleep on my bar" and when we were super busy going 100 miles an hour he would always say " timeout..timeout! Loved Red to pieces Reat in peace my friend.
Kimberly Anderson Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM
Sending lots of love and hugs during this difficult time. Wish we lived closer to be with you. Love, Jeanne, John, Kailynn & Christian Saylor Kyle, Jessica, Hadley & Porter JohnstonJake Johnston
Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Clint, Abbey- Larry was a terrific man. We loved him very much.Troy and Sandi
Troy and Sandi Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM