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Mr. Thomas F. Trusty
  • In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mosaic (a nonprofit organization for adults with disabilities) in loving acknowledgement of his grandson Christopher Dale Keast.
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“Dear Trusty Family, You guys were always so special to me. I visited your house often and if your Dad was home he was always reading - a HARD back...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Joyce Paasch - Phoenix, AZ

“I didn't know Tom for all that long. It was a pleasure to take care of him through Home Choice. Tom was so easy going and never complained. He loved...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Loni Bugge - Des Moines, IA

“Sorry to hear about your loss I will keep all of you in my prayers.Karen Kelly Ankeny ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Thinking of you and your family during this time you are in my prayers! ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy Van Maanen - Ankeny, IA

“Sorry for your loss, Mary. Tom was a very special man and he and Paul have a lot to catch up on! ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Amy LaMotte - Mesa, AZ

“Tom, Cathy, and Mark, I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathies to you and all of your family at the loss of your dad. It's been three years since...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Seehorn

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember growing up and seeing the Trusty family at church. God bless you all and may you find comfort in your great...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Anne Harkin - Pleasant Hill, IA

“Mary and family, so sorry to learn of Tom's death. We had lots of happy times together. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Phyllis Heikens - Cave Creek, AZ

“I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I will hold you in my heart and prayers. Blessings to you all, especially my old friends Cathy and...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Colleen McKenna Johnston - Ankeny

“Tom, Cathy, Twig, Beth and Lisa...so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a nice man to all of us who visited your home over the years...and a...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: ron sampson - des moines, IA

“I had the privilege of working with Tom at American Republic for over 20 years. He was very well respected there as the guiding influence over the I...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Ron Morden - Panora, IA

“Tom was a 2nd cousin. He was a wonderful man, as are Frankie and Bob. He looks so much like my beloved uncle Howard it took my breath away. RIP Tommy...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: deb wertz - las vegas, NV

“To the memory of a most interesting man.....intelligent, entertaining conversationalist, intriguing, amusing and all with a delightful sense of...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Michael McMurry - Ankeny, IA

“Mary, my goodness it has been so many years since we last saw you and Tom at Hyperion. Lives change and go on but always remember old friends. ...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Ralph & Judy Rowe - Bella Vista, AR

“Bob and Family,My sympathy to you in the passing of your brother. "Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time." - GoetheJudy...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Tom hired me into the Systems Department at John Deere in 1965. It determined my whole career. I owe him a lot. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so very sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of having a drink and chatting with him at AGCC. Keep those memories close. We are...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Randy and Cindy Anderson - Ankeny, IA

“In loving gratitude for your presence in the lives of all the Huber children, our father Bill, and your sister Mary Luanne, thank you Uncle Tom! ...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Huber - Carol Stream, IL

“So sorry for your the loss of your dad. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Tom & judy Jeffries - urbandale, IA


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Thomas F. Trusty 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 25, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

A visitation will be held Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ankeny Memorial Chapel (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd) with a prayer service to follow. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 31, 10:30 a.m., also at the chapel.

He was born April 9, 1931 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Thomas graduated from Corpus Christi Academy, Fort Dodge Iowa in 1949. He attended St. Johns University from 1949-1950 and Iowa State University 1954-1958.

Thomas was employed by Iowa State University's data processing department. while attending school there. In 1959 he moved his family to Ankeny, Iowa to take a position with John Deere Des Moines Works. He was employed as the Supervisor of Systems and Programming from 1959-1968. In 1968 he took a new position with American Republic Insurance Company where he retired in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Information Systems.

Tom was a committed veteran starting his service at 17 years of age with the 133rd Air National Guard unit in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
He continued his service until he retired in 1973 as a Chief Master Sgt.

He met Mary McDonald in 7th grade at Corpus Christi Academy. They married November 15, 1950 and were happily married for 64 years. Tom and Mary were loving parents to their five children.

Tom is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Tom (Barb), Catherine King, Mark (Stephanie), Beth Rohwedder and Lisa (Bruce) Kinseth; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; 1 sister Luanne Huber, 2 brothers, Francis and Robert, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Micki, and infant sister Rosemary.

Tom's family would like to extend thanks and praise to the staff at MillPond Retirement Community, Unity Point Hospice and HomeChoice caregivers for exceptional care and comfort provided to Tom during his illness.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mosaic (a nonprofit organization for adults with disabilities) in loving acknowledgement of his grandson Christopher Dale Keast.