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“So sorry. One of my favorites. God bless. ”
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“Lee and family, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
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Gerald T. Tomlinson, 87, of Ankeny passed away May 12, 2019 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

A visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Sat. May 18th at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Burial will be 1:30 p.m. at Byers/Cory Grove Cemetery in Elkhart.

Gerald was born Nov. 2, 1931 in Bondurant, IA, the son of the late Tiffin and Nellie Tomlinson.

He worked for V.W. Smith, co-owner of G & G Texaco, Ankeny Block, and Ankeny Ford Tractor. He enjoyed helping his brothers-in-law on their farms during planting and harvest seasons. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, working in his gardens and flowers. He loved his 2 little dogs, Muffy 1 and Muffy 2, his miniature American Eskimos.

He is survived by his daughter, Vickie (Gerald) Freetly of Ankeny, IA, and a son, Lee Tomlinson; 4 grandchildren, Krystal, Linnea, Brandon, and Amber; 5 great-grandchildren, Colton, Mackenzie, Paige, Tyler, and Caden; sisters, Nadine Zimmer of Norwalk, IA, and Phyllis Seuferer of Ankeny, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son Gary Tomlinson.

Our sincere thanks to all at Mercy Hospice in Johnston for their love, care, and support during Gerald's time there.