Thomas Michael "Tom" Fedler
Thomas Michael “Tom” Fedler, 64, West Point, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
Friends may call after 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary recited at 3 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service at 6 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. The mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in West Point. A memorial has been established in his memory.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com. The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
Born Aug. 14, 1949, at Ft. Madison, he was the son of Frank A. and Elizabeth C. “Betty” Lohman Fedler. On Nov. 17, 1978, he married Mary Beth Niggemeyer Lucas.
He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point and the West Point Knights of Columbus Council #2286. He was a 1967 graduate of Marquette High School in West Point; he worked for Roquette America and Audubon Brookheiser Transportation Company. For the last 10 years, he was a logistics manager for Merschman Seeds in West Point. He enjoyed camping, being with his family and friends and playing cards on Sunday afternoons at the “Little Casino.”
Survivors include his wife; one son, Mark (Valerie) Lucas of Kingsford Heights, Ind.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ron (Mary Linn) Fedler of West Point, Don (Susan) Fedler of Burlington and Tony (Lynn) Fedler of Mt. Pleasant; and five sisters, Mary Ann Umthun of Mediapolis, Martha Schroth of Elmwood Park, Ill., Doris Bolton of Pacific Palisades, Calif., Ruth Dravis of Wever, and Nancy (Dave) Kruse of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jeffrey Thomas Lucas; one sister, Bernice; and two brothers, Frank and Gene.