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Marvin Thomas
July 22, 1933 - October 25, 2020

Marvin “Bud” Thomas, 87, of Oelwein passed away Sunday October 25, 2020.  Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Wednesday October 28, 2020 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will begin at 11:30 AM on Thursday October 29, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.  Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton.  Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church.

Due to state and federal guidelines on gatherings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is required.  Those in attendance are required to wear a mask.

Marvin Harold Thomas was born July 22, 1933 in rural Sumner to parents Carl and Mabel (Zupke) Thomas.  He graduated from Sumner High School.  Bud then served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps.  In 1968, Bud established Thomas Electric in Oelwein.  He was united in marriage with Zebbie Davis whom passed away December 9, 1987.  On October 29, 1988 he was united in marriage with Nancy (Wood-Nish) Heiserman at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the American Legion.  Bud enjoyed travelling and was a very kind and loving husband, father and grandfather.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew, and continue to love him.

Left to celebrate Bud’s life are his wife Nancy; his son Marty (Deb) Thomas of Oelwein; his step-daughter Becky (Brian) Meisgeier of Arlington; his grandchildren: Jake Voshell, Erika Scheffert, Bailey Scheffert, Ethan Thomas, Jared Meisgeier, Kenna Meisgeier and Natalie Nish; his two great-grandchildren; his sister Jeanette (Vern) Nielsen of Montana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Zebbie Thomas (1987); his daughter Dawnette Voshell (2009); and his brother Duane Thomas.


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Tim and Sue Ledesma on November 2, 2020 at 7:03 PM said:

Our deepest sympathies to Marvin's family
Bob Eldridge on November 2, 2020 at 2:38 PM said:

Condolences to the family. Bud helped us out many times on electrical repairs. He was a nice man and I always enjoyed our visits.
Richard and Marcia Wakeford on October 28, 2020 at 1:28 PM said:

Marty Deb and family
Our condolences to all family. Bud was such a great friend and helper for so many years. We had many conversations on all topics. May bud Rest In Peace
Verna M deTemmerman on October 27, 2020 at 7:06 AM said:

jeanette. I'm so sorry about the loss of your brother.
My sympathy to all of marvins family.
Hope to be in touch sometime.
Verna deTemmerman
Cindy and Mark Fahey on October 27, 2020 at 4:58 AM said:

Uncle Bud was a kind and gentle man who always helped out when he could. We will all miss him.
Greg & Lori Beierschmitt on October 26, 2020 at 9:10 PM said:

Our Deepest Sympathies Marty & Family. Shocked to read that Bud has passed away. May you keep his memories close to your heart, and he'll always be with you. Bud (& Marty too) have always been so wonderful to work (& chat) with at Thomas Electric.
Gary and Nancy Baltazar on October 26, 2020 at 3:58 PM said:

Uncle Bud will be missed. His smile, stories, sense of humor and creative projects were very special.
Ellen Gaffney on October 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM said:

Bud always fixed every motor we brought to him. He was so friendly and always glad to help.
Michael Thoma on October 26, 2020 at 12:01 PM said:

Bud was a great guy! He always went the extra mile in helping us with repairs to our fire trucks and ambulances. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Kurt & Mary Lou Cosselman on October 26, 2020 at 10:42 AM said:

Sincere sympathy. Bud was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on October 26, 2020 at 8:15 AM said:

Sincere condolences. Great guy, good businessman. We'll all miss him. May he rest in peace
Doug on October 26, 2020 at 6:58 AM said:

Sorry Marty and all. He always lent a hand
Duane Cushion on October 26, 2020 at 6:35 AM said:

was a great man enjoyed his after hrs, visit he will be missed our sympathy to the family

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