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Thomas V. Toemmes, 81, of Ankeny and formerly of Ottumwa, died at 4:50 a.m. February 20, 2018 at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny.
He was born February 5, 1937 in Ottumwa to Vernell E. and Maurine Gallagher Toemmes. He married Connie Elaine Jacobs in 1958.
Having served in the Iowa Army National Guard, he worked 40 years at John Deere Ankeny Works. He was a member of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny.
Surviving is his wife, Connie; two daughters, Cynthia (Bruce Thomas) Toemmes of Thornton, CO and Elizabeth Hennigar of Ankeny; two grandchildren, Nicole (Michael) VanGinkel of Bondurant and Megan Hennigar of West Des Moines; three great grandchildren, Brayden, Kaylor and Anthony; a sister-in-law, Pam Toemmes of Georgetown, SC; a niece, Missy Toemmes-Jenkins and a nephew, Michael Toemmes both of Georgetown, SC.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Toemmes.
Private funeral mass has been held at St. Mary of the Visitation with Fr. James Betzen C.P.P.S. celebrating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Reece Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on March 2, 2018
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