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“So sad to discover that Tom has passed. Saw the notice in the UI Tippie Magazine. Tom and I were fraternity brothers at Acacia. I have so many fond...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Glenn Briskin - Lacey, WA

“Jan, I just found out about Tom's passing and was saddened beyond belief! Tom and I were on the IAP board together and I became a great fan of his. I...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I was Tom's dormitory roommate 1969-70 ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Nieters - Des moines, IA

“The Mississippi Valley Ag. group worked with Tom at United Suppliers beginning in 2000. He had our total respect both as a person and as a business...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“We will miss you Tom more than you know. Thank you for everything you done for us the last 20 years. These last 2 and half years at Meridian has...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Ray - Kearney, NE

“I had the privilege of working with Tom at both Lybrand, Ross Bros. et al, and also at United Supplies. He was enjoyable to work with, and a avid...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Cook - West Des Moines, IA

“Jan and family, our sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Tom. May he rest in peace. We are thankful and appreciate very much all the...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Dale and Mary Bunkers - Granville, IA

“Dear Family and friends,Our sincere condolences go out to you with the passing of Tom. We pray he is welcomed in the arms of our maker. We will pray...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Bob Trogele - Newport Beach, CA

“Wonderful memories of spending time in Eldora at Tom and Jan's home. Especially good times with Jan and Bryan and Kim. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Jean Krueger - West Des Moines, IA

“Jan, kids family and friends - we offer our prayerful condolences. May our Lord wrap his arms around all of you sheltering as only HE can do. ...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Barry and Cari Spear - Ankeny, IA

“As you remember your beloved one, may our Father the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow, and always. Please accept...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“As a fellow member of IAP I am grateful to have spent many hours with Tom. His instincts and knowledge of the agricultural industry were instrumental...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Howard Corbett - Anderson, SC

“Jan and family, I am sad to hear the news about Toms passing. I called on Tom working as an Account Manager for DuPont. Tom was a joy to call on....Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Gerald Dvorak - Middleton, WI

“Jan and family,Both Deb and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family. As you know, Tom and I traveled together a great deal when he headed the...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Donald - Eldora, IA - Friend

“Jan and kids, I was on the United Suppliers Board, but I first got to know Tom when he would come to Ely to help us with accounting chores. He would...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: David Krob - Ely, IA - Friend

“Jan and Family', Tom and I worked together for several years with IAP and I saw Tom as friend as well as a leader. His thoughts and comments were...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Ricky Cook - Woodway, TX - friend

“Jan, Bryan and Kim, so very saddened to hear of Tom's illness and now passing. Praying for peace for your family in this difficult time; Tom will be...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Lauren (Silver) Lynn - Iowa City, IA

“Mrs. Hart and family,My name is Jack Schuyler and I called on Tom for Syngenta for two years. I was an experienced professional in other fields but...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Jack Schuyler - Phoenix, AZ


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Thomas Hart, of Ankeny, Iowa, lost his battle with cancer at home on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 67.
A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., with a visitation at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, February 16 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, 510 E First St., Ankeny, IA.
Tom was born to Truman and Mary Ellen Hart on January 17, 1951 in Sterling, Illinois. He was the oldest of Truman's six children. He attended Sterling High School and the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's in finance in 1973.
He married his college sweetheart Janet on August 25, 1973. They had two children, Bryan and Kimberly.
After college, Tom became a CPA in Des Moines and worked at Coopers and Lybrand, a public accounting firm. He moved to Sheldon, Iowa and continued working in public accounting. He was then recruited to United Suppliers, an agrichemical distributor in Eldora, Iowa, where he worked for the next three decades. Tom managed sales and distribution across the Midwest, greatly expanding sales, revenue, and geographic reach. United Suppliers became one of the largest distributors in the nation. After retiring and growing restless, he jumped back into the industry at Meridian Agriculture Distribution.
The family moved to Ankeny in 1996. Tom enjoyed attending Hawkeye football and basketball games, holding season football tickets for nearly fifty years; teasing with his friends on the golf course; and cooking elaborate meals for friends and family. He was ready to retire again and spend more time with Jan, snowbirding in Florida. What he was most proud of were his children.
His survivors include his wife, Janet Hart; his son, Bryan (Erin Cikanek) Hart; his daughter, Kimberly (Heesung) Yoon; his grandchildren, Leah and Henry Yoon; his sisters Barbara Taylor, Pam (Marvin) Budde, Sally Mueller; his brother Jeffrey Hart; and his half-sister Cari (Chris) Backes.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Food Bank of Iowa.