Jeff Cusick – Independence,

Jeff Cusick, 59, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday morning, December 26, 2020 at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

There will be a Private Family Visitation & Funeral Service at Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home, Winthrop, with Rev. Kevin Jennings officiating.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Final Resting Place: Fremont Township Cemetery, Winthrop, Iowa.

Condolences may be directed to:  Cassi Cusick, P.O. Box 178, Winthrop, Iowa  50682.

Online obituary at

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings and the recent surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required.  Those in attendance are required to wear a mask.  We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.

Jeffery Dean Cusick was born on September 12, 1961 in Independence, Iowa, the son of Jimmie Dean & Marlene June (Copeland) Cusick.  He graduated from East Buchanan High School in Winthrop in the class of 1980.  Jeff married Pamela Sue Kress in 1981 and they were blessed with a daughter, Cassi.  They divorced in 1987.  Jeff worked with his father at Jim’s Body Shop in Winthrop from high school until 2015.  He then continued to work on cars in Independence.  Jeff enjoyed shooting pool with the Wapsi Pool League, spending time with friends and fishing.

Jeff is survived by his Daughter: Cassi Cusick (David Medhaug) of Waterloo;

Grandson: August Medhaug;

2 Brothers:  Jim (Kim) Cusick of Quasqueton &

Brad (LeeAnn) Cusick of Winthrop;

Nephews:  Jordan (Katelyn) Cusick & Ross Cusick;

Longtime Special Friends:  Annette & John Kress of Winthrop and

Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.



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