Thomas Joseph Biver, 82, of Oelwein passed away on Monday January 25, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday January 29, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a Knights of Columbus Rosary Service at 3:30 PM and a Vigil service at 7:00PM led by Carol Hamilton. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday January 30, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.
Tom was born May 6, 1933 in Dubuque, IA to parents George and Charlotte (Welu) Biver. He graduated from Oelwein’s Sacred Heart High School with the class of 1951. On October 26, 1957 he was united in marriage with Patricia Egan at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank. He was employed as an Electrician with the Chicago Great Western and Chicago Northwestern Railroads until his retirement.
Tom was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Oelwein. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, calling BINGO and working Sudoku puzzles. He also enjoyed being the neighborhood handy-man.
Left to celebrate Tom’s life is his wife Pat; his children: Jane Steva of Postville, Bob (Diane) Biver of Sioux Falls, SD, Linda (Scott) Kirkeberg of Decorah and Joe (Julie) Biver of West Union; his grandchildren: Kristy, Jason, Carol, Greg, Matthew, Jill, Emily, Michael, Christopher and Sarah; his great grandchildren: Leah, Jacob, Tatem, Laken, Roman and Silas; his brother David (Marie) Biver of Springfield, VA; his sisters: Janet Orlowski of Oelwein and Susie (Jim) Aubrey of Waverly; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law Art Orlowski and his son-in-law Bill Steva.