Morton Merle Maltby | The Gazette


Morton Merle Maltby


Morton Merle Maltby,

87, of Cedar Rapids, a

longtime resident of Marion, died Monday, June 13, 2022 at Boyson Heights Senior Living Community Cedar Rapids in the care of Compassus Hospice. A visitation will be held in honor of Morton and his wife Diane on Tuesday, June 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Cedar Memorial Chapel cabin. A private interment will take place prior to the visitation at Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is making arrangements.

Survivors include his daughters, Merlene (Jeff) Burry of Alma, Colorado, Monica (Brian) Cochran of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Monette (Gary) Waller of Marion, Iowa; his grandchildren, Eric Burry of Longmont, Colorado, Shanna (Spencer) Stumpf of North Liberty, Iowa, and Karyn Burry of Aurora, Colorado; her great-grandchildren, Olivia and Priscilla Burry.

He was predeceased by his wife, Diane, 8 days before June 5, 2022; his parents; two brothers; and sister.

Morton was born on September 18, 1934 in Popejoy, Iowa, the son of William and Lena (Johnson) Maltby. He married Diane Long on November 23, 1958 in Clarion, Iowa. Morton served as a technician in the US Army for two years in peacetime. He then worked for Rockwell-Collins and was heavily involved with several of the Apollo mission radios. Morton retired after 33 years of service. He loved golf, biking and shuffleboard. He and Diane spent 27 of their retirement years in South Texas, where he especially enjoyed playing shuffleboard with his brother-in-law, Dick Long.

Please leave a message for the family on our webpage under obituaries.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Boyson Heights Senior Living and Compasses Hospice for the care provided to Morton.

Memoirs can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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