Jay  Thode


Jason Michael "Jay" Thode, 47, of Swansea, IL and formerly of Ottumwa died at 11:20 a.m. July 26, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born November 4, 1971 in Bloomfield to Michael and Debbie (Kapp) Thode. He was married to Dawn Thode having two children (Chaley and Corbin) and they later divorced. He was then married to Jamie Thode having two children (Jayden and Jenna) and they divorced.
Growing up in Ottumwa, he loved playing baseball and graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1990. He went on to play baseball for Missouri Baptist University where he graduated with degrees in Human Behavioral Science and Business Finance and Marketing in 1995. He worked in banking and finance throughout his career, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for Wells Fargo Bank in St. Louis.
Jay loved sports, especially coaching and watching his children play.
Surviving are his children, Chaley, Corbin, Jayden and Jenna Thode; his parents, Mike and Debbie Thode of Ottumwa; a brother, Chris (Leigh Ann) Thode of Celina, TX; two nephews, Caden and Colin; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Helen Thode and J. Max and Dorothy Kapp.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Fr. Patrick Hilgendorf celebrating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Ottumwa American Legion Baseball or to the family for Jay's children.
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Published on July 29, 2019
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Jessica Williamson
Sep 09, 2019
I just now learned of Jay's passing. My deepest condolences to his children and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Very sincerely,
Jessica Williamson
Steve murray
Aug 09, 2019
I am in total shock over hearing this. My deepest goes out to all of Jays family. I worked with Jay for many years at Citi as well as Countrywide!!! I am so sorry and I will miss him!!!

Aug 03, 2019
Prayers to the families and his children. He will be missed
Anonymous from Target
Aug 03, 2019
Jason was the sweetest guy to have around. I still look for him to come around the corner with a smile. He will be missed. My prayers to the family and his children whom he greatly loved
Sharyl Thode Parashak
Aug 02, 2019
We are saddened to hear of Jay's passing. He is gone far too early. My heart goes out to the family in losing Jay and the recent death of Aunt Helen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jerie B Berry
Aug 01, 2019
My prayers to the family.
Jason Willett
Aug 01, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Jamie, Jayden and Jenna. I only knew Jay a short time but he was very generous and was great with his children. My prayers go out to his entire family. I wish I could have helped him more. Our family is here for you if you need us in Swansea.
Kurt Featheringill
Jul 31, 2019
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I knew Jay through the game of baseball. Played against him in high school and with him in college at Missouri Baptist. My Prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.
Deborah Price
Jul 30, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Jay Thode by Deborah Price.  Send flowers
Trudy Vandegriff
Jul 30, 2019
So sorry to learn about Jason! Our thoughts are with you!
Jul 30, 2019
I worked with Jay at Target. He was such a nice, sweet, helpful guy. Always said hello to me and was very helpful. I was so sad to hear about his passing. My heart hurts for you family but you are in my prayers!
Jason Hibler
Jul 30, 2019
Mike, Debbie, Chris and Family:
Much sympathy for the loss of Jay. My heart goes out to you during this challenging time. Jay will always have a special place in everyone's heart.
Travis Berry
Jul 30, 2019
Mike, Debbie, and family.....from my family to yours, our deepest condolences. Some of favorite childhood sports memories include Jay, I’ll treasure those forever.
David and Paula Hester
Jul 29, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Mike.Debbie and the entire family for your tragic loss. There are no words as we have shared the pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Don & Tracy Green
Jul 29, 2019
Heartfelt condolences for your loss.
Mike Bainbridge
Jul 29, 2019
Mike, Deb & Family, so sorry for your loss
Michael Leahy
Jul 29, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dan & Lynn Wilharber
Jul 29, 2019
Mike, Debbie & Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts.
Kelly Uhde
Jul 29, 2019
Thinking of you all during this time. Many hugs and prayers being sent your way.
Roger D. Weirbach
Jul 29, 2019
So sorry you have suffered this loss, I can not imagine .
Kathy & Bob Hamersley
Jul 29, 2019
So sorry for your families loss you are in our prayers. May the Lord wrap his arms around your families for peace!🙏🏻
Larry and Linda Seehusen
Jul 29, 2019
So sorry to hear this will always remember the great talented athlete Jay was our prayers are with all the family
Joe Dessert
Jul 29, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.