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“To the Diekema Family,Just found out today what happened. So very sorry for your loss, Tom and I were friends for 37 years and shared a lot of good...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: John Stougard - Pleasant HIll, IA

“Pat I am so sorry to hear of lost! I am praying for you and your family. I know that God is helping youevery day. you know me from exercise class ....Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: marilyn russell - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you Patty, and your family. I worked with you at Maurices. May God bring you comfort, strength, and peace...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Meyer's - Granger, Iowa

“So sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you Patty, and your family. I worked with you at Maurices. May God bring you comfort, strength, and peace...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Meyer's - Granger, Iowa

“Patty, I was saddened to hear about Tom's death tonight but, after reading all the wonderful things your friends and family have posted, overjoyed to...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Tesene Bryant - MO

“So sorry for your loss ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Randy Shepard - Holmen, WI

“Johnny and TJ I am very sorry for your loss and I just pray as time goes by you can have fun sharing great memories of your Dad.I feel fortunate that...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Knudsen - Grimes, IA

“Dear Patty, I am sad and troubled over the loss of such a good man. I am witness to Tom's kindness, gratitude, love and leadership. You two have...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Norman Kalvig - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Tom was a great guy. Great sense of humor also. Always glad to share information or a helping hand. I remember when he lived in Mason City and drove...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Marty Leewright - Fort Worth, TX

“Tom you always had a smile on your face and a twinkle in your eyes. You always welcome me with your arms out for a big hug. I will miss you. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Maria Kuhlman - Des Moines, IA

“I, like my RockPower Church family, will miss the quiet grace of Tom's presence with us. Patty and their family & friends have been in my thoughts...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Corey Hutchins - Des Moines, IA

“I will miss Tom and his warm and caring spirit, and passion for life and our Lord. I love you, and wish we could be there with you throughout this...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Robertson - Ashland, VA

“Nearly 25 years of being neighbors, friends and brothers and sisters in Christ. I will always remember Tom striding across the street in his cowboy...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Mike & Glenda Eick

“For nearly 30 years, Tom and Patty have been my family's neighbors and friends. In the deep cold of winter, when my dad, a CPA, was working 100+...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Melissa Eick - Edmond, OK

“As we left church that last evening we passed Tom and Patty in the driveway. Tom leaned forward and gave us a big wonderful smile and waved. I have...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Marilyn Hutchins - Des Moines, IA


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Tom Diekema passed away on April 20 due to injuries sustained in a car accident.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm Friday, April 28 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A Memorial service will be 10:30am Saturday April 29 at the Rockpower Church (3119 S.W. 30th St, Des Moines IA).
Tom was born September 4, 1949 in Mason City, IA to Alice and John Diekema. He married Patricia Mead on August 26, 1968. They had two sons T.J. and Johnny, four grandchildren, Sophia, Allison, Cameron, and Owen. Tom worked for UPS for 31 years and worked on many other projects. House construction and car restoration were on the top of his list. He loved spending time with his friends and family, especially drag racing with his sons and brother. The last few years of his life Tom and Patty loved going to church and its teachings. The new friends from church held a special place with them. He will be sorely missed for his compassion, work ethic, generosity, and his unique sense of humor.
He is survived by wife Patty; sons T.J. (Lara) and Johnny (Stephanie); four grandchildren, Sophia, Allison, Cameron, and Owen; sisters, Alice Hanley, Mary Meier.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Diekema; and mother and father in law Frank & Louise Mead.