Thomas W. Gloede


Thomas “Tom” W. Gloede, age 82, died September 24, 2013, at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein, IA. He was born June 18, 1931, in Sumner, Iowa to George and Elizabeth “Bessie” (Kirby) Gloede.

He married Dorothy Roth on April 14, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Tom graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1949, served in the U.S. Navy, and made his living as a salesman.

Services are Monday, September 30, 2013,11:00 AM. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, Iowa with Father Paul McManus, Father Pat Geary and Deacon Jim Patera officiating.

VISITATION: 3:00 – 8:00 pm on Sunday September 29, 2013 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home where there will be a Rosary at 7:00 pm led by Father Dan Kirby.

BURIAL: Woodlawn Cemetery with full Military Rites led by Ross Reid Post #9. 

SURVIVORS: his wife, Dorothy Gloede of Oelwein; his children, Kathy (Leo) Reisner of Potosi, Wisconsin, Bobbie Jo (Roger) Polark of Antioch, Illinois, Becky (Gordon) Hackett of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Tom (Donna) Gloede, Jr. of Oelwein, Lynn (Mike) Kane of Blue Grass, Iowa, Sandy Steil of Oelwein, Todd Gloede of Oelwein and Beth (Scott) Siebman of Wilmot, Wisconsin; 28-grandchildren; 40-great grandchildren; a sister, Francis (Lyle) Recker of Arlington, Iowa; son-in-law Richard Rogge of Hazleton; and many nieces and nephews.

PRECEEDED BY: a daughter, Judie Rogge; 2-sons-in-law, Bill Dudley and Dan Steil; twin grandsons, Matthew and Michael Steil; a great grandson, Jared Reisner; and his parents, George and Bessie Gloede.

MEMORIALS: a Memorial fund has been established in Tom’s name.

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