Thomas 'Tom' Leehy

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THOMAS “TOM” LEEHY, 60 of Alta Vista passed away Sept. 15, 2011 at the University if Iowa Hospital in Iowa City following an illness. Tom was born April 3, 1951 in Chicago, IL to Billie Jean and Evelyn Leehy. Tom enlisted in the US Marine Corp after graduating from Prosser Vocational High School in Chicago. After his honorable discharge from the Marine Corp, Tom lived in Connecticut for several years before returning to the Chicago area. After he and Mary were married, they moved to Alta Vista in 1993. After moving to Iowa, Tom started his own construction business and worked for Featherlite briefly. Following an illness in 2002, Tom worked as a cook for Godfathers Pizza/Champs Chicken in New Hampton and at the Bluebird in Elma. Tom is survived by his wife, Mary, 3 sisters, Susan (Allen) Kinowski, Donna Leehy and Karen Leehy; a daughter Kimberly of Milford, CT, 2 sons Michael (Donna) Coleman of Lincoln, AR and Robert Coleman of Texarkana, TX, 2 stepsons, Jeffrey (Jaime) Schuttler of Arlington Heights, IL and Justin Schuttler of Cresco. Tom also had 3 grandchildren, Rayna Schuttler, Anthony Schuttler and Rhett Coburn and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billie Jean and Evelyn, and by a brother, Daniel. Cemetery: A private burial will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with Pastor Dan Christensen officiating.

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  1. Dear Mary,
    I know we haven’t seen each other for quite some time but when I heard Tom’s name on the radio I had to come and sign his guest book. I have often wondered if you guys were still in the area. You and your family have my deepest sympathies. May God bless.
    Julie Byrnes, Featherlite A/P, Cresco, Iowa.

  2. My condolensces to you Mary. You and Tom were always friendly to me when I worked at the AV Bar. I remember Thursday Taco nights. The two of you were regulars and Tom always left me a nice tip. You treated me well. I’ll not forget our great conversations. Memories are what we should cherish. Your in my thoughts, as is Tom, who now is at peace. The last time I saw Tom was at the produce auction and again had a nice visit with him. Glad I bumped into him that day. Take care! Irene Frantzen

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