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Services planned for Cedar Rapids priest Rev. Mark Reasoner after sudden death last Sunday

CEDAR RAPIDS -- A parish is left without its priest after the Rev. Mark Reasoner of St. Jude Catholic Church died unexpectedly Sunday, according to his obituary.


Reasoner, 53, collapsed during the first morning service. Paramedics were called, and eventually Reasoner resumed the services in the church, where he later was found dead.


Reasoner served a pastoral coordinator at Holy Family Catholic Schools. He previously served as pastoral supervisor of St. Patrick Church in Anamosa and as a pastor or associate pastor for many other churches.