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Thomas E DeHart
  • In lieu of flowers, the family request donations for Ankeny Presbyterian Church and St. Croix Hospice of Ankeny.
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    317 S.E. Trilein Drive
    Ankeny, IA 50021

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“This news is a terrible shock. . Figured Tom would always be laughing through life. Worked in the word processing dept. at Wausau Insurance so I...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Pay Hicks - Portland, OR

“I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My condolences go out to the DeHarts family, relatives & friends...God bless. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Dustin Burner

“I golfed with Tom at Juiper. He was such a fine gentleman. I always enjoyed visiting with him. You have my sincere sympathy. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: JOHN Severson - Redmond, OR

“We were great friends in high school and loved our Oldsmobile V8 cars. We drag raced on the street in front of Nancy Sherwood's house (don't remember...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jerome (Jerry) Chaffee - Marion, IA

“I knew Jo when she was a little girl and her father worked on our farm. He was a hard worker and was a champion corn husker. I was quite a bit...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Derald Hoffman - Castle Rock, CO

“I was with Tom on the day he made a hole-in-one at Juniper GC in Redmond OR. Due to the terrain of the green we could not see the ball go in the...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Patrick Rogers - Redmond, OR

“Tom and I grew up across the street from each other on SW 42 and attended Rooselvelt. I graduated in 1955. We played many rounds of golf together. ...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jerry Jones - Lebanon, IN

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Thomas E. DeHart, 81, of Ankeny, IA passed away peacefully on June 6, 2019 at home.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

He was born in Iowa City, IA on February 3, 1938 and adopted by Thomas Edison DeHart and Helen (Ketcham) DeHart. Tom graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA in 1956 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Iowa State University in 1962. He also attended Wentworth Military Academy. He was married to Jo Elaine (McIntosh) DeHart October 12, 1963, and they lived together in Iowa and Oregon.

Tom enlisted and served in the Army Reserves, and then began a long career working with insurance liability claims for over 38 years. In his free time he enjoyed a variety of activities with family and friends: golfing, playing cards, white-water rafting, fishing, camping, hunting, and telling stories. He was quick witted, and liked amusing retorts. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Jo of Ankeny, IA; son Thomas Eli (Kirsten) DeHart of Hailey, ID; daughter Jennifer (DeVon) Yoder of Iowa City, IA; and grandchildren Blake DeHart, Paige DeHart, and Seth Yoder.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations for Ankeny Presbyterian Church and St. Croix Hospice of Ankeny.