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Tom Gloede
June 18, 1931 - September 24, 2013


Thomas W. Gloede, 82, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday September 24, 2013.  Visitation will be from 3-8PM on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with a Rosary Service at 6:30 PM.  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.  Tom will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.

Thomas “Tom” William Gloede was born on June 18, 1931 in Sumner, Iowa the son of George and Elizabeth “Bessie” (Kirby) Gloede. He grew up in the Oelwein area and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in 1949.  On February 12, 1952 he enlisted into the U. S. Navy. While home on leave, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Roth on April 14, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. After the service he worked as a salesman and a Purchasing Agent while raising a beautiful family. He was the kind of person who would make friends very easily, so he leaves behind his family and a world of friends.       

Tom is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Oelwein; his children, Kathy (Leo) Reisner of Potosi, Wisconsin, Bobbi 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; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty great grandchildren; a sister Fran (Lyle) Recker of Arlington, Iowa; a son-in-law, Richard Rogge of Hazleton, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bessie Gloede; a daughter Judie Rogge; two sons-in-law, Bill Dudley and Dan Steil; twin grandsons, Matthew and Michael Steil and a great grandchild, Jared Reisner. 


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Judy (miller) gamerdinger on October 17, 2013 at 7:45 PM said:

Deepest sympathy to the gloede family. I knew you from my Aunt Eileen Corcoran who lived across the street. Dorothy and Tom have a wonderful family.
Christy ( Kane) Paul & Family on September 30, 2013 at 7:06 AM said:

I am so sorry for your Loss. Due to unforeseen circumstances We won't be able to attend the funeral, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Christy, Jesse Paul and Family
Tony Shultz & Family on September 30, 2013 at 12:04 AM said:

We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our every prayer and thought.
Anonymous on September 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM said:

Dorothy & Family an Francis & family: For you and your
families in this time of sorrow. As you share ,talk, and
remember, may you truly find that the one you loved so much
is still livening in your hearts.
With deepest sympathy: Cousin Diane (Wolfgram) and Bill Jess
Garry Kent & family on September 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM said:

Deepest sympathy to the Gloede family
Kevin Sanor on September 29, 2013 at 4:57 AM said:

Tom & family,
Praying God will show you His love through caring friends and comforting memories.
Tom Gloede on September 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM said:

We wish to send our sympathy to you Dorothy and family I am Carol and Walter Klemps daughter,just lately you talked with my two sisters at the reunion.I remember Tom well when we was kids growing up we would come to Oelwein and look at TV sets that Tom sold.I remember George and Bessie and thereunions in the Oelwein park.Well we wantto extend out deepest sympathy to you and your family Bob and Lois Rosol Waverly Iowa
Zarinebaf family on September 28, 2013 at 7:58 AM said:

Thinking of your family in this time of peace and prayer.
~ Ginny, Bahman, Mitra, Kian, Arman and Ronan Zarinebaf
Lynn Erdelt Reinert on September 27, 2013 at 9:58 PM said:

So sorry, Tom was one of a kind. Cherish the memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Elaine Hughes on September 27, 2013 at 2:32 PM said:

Dorothy and family, and Frances and family...We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing!
Always one of my favorite cousin's!! Let me add that ALL of the previous comments are my sentiments exactly; not a mean bone in that guys body for sure. He certainly led an exemplary life and we know he will be missed. Heaven is now enjoying his humor and good works! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Most Sincerely,
Elaine and Dave Hughes
Stiles family on September 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM said:

Gloede Family,

Deepest sympathy to the families of Tom Gloede.

Stiles family
Kristi Liebe Schmuecker on September 27, 2013 at 7:57 AM said:

Sympathies to your entire family. Tom will be missed by all who knew him.
Mary Kathryn Crahan Carney on September 27, 2013 at 3:57 AM said:

I was a classmate of Tom Gloede, and for Dorothy Roth Gloede from Kindergarten through Senior Class at Sacred Heart School in Oelwein. I think they were the first two to be married out of our class. Such a loss for Dorothy and the rest of the Gloede family. Please accept my sympathy. Words help, but, time is the only cure for this kind of grief. I am sorry!
Dan stasi on September 27, 2013 at 12:35 AM said:

my deepest condolences go out to the entire gloede family!!!
Connie Kaltenbach on September 26, 2013 at 6:43 PM said:

Always such a nice person, you only come across a few really great people in your life time and Tom was at the top of the list. Our prayers are with you all.
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