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Thomas John Hegel

October 12, 1941 - December 19, 2017
From: Everly, IA
Thomas John Hegel

Thomas John Hegel

Born: October 12, 1941
Died: December 19, 2017
Age: 76

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     Thomas John Hegel, the son of John and Clementine (Scheetz) Hegel, was born October 12, 1941 in New Salem, ND.  His childhood years were spent on a ranch outside of Elmont, ND, where he received his early education at country schools, later graduating from Elmont High School.  He entered the military and served with the U.S. Army, where he met his future wife, Mary Jo during his service time in Omaha. He was a MP in the Army, where he was a member of the Canine Corps as a dog trainer at the Treynor Missle Base outside of Council Bluffs, IA. He worked for an auto dealer as a mechanic in Council Bluffs after his honorable discharge from the Army. 

     Tom married Mary Jo Kosta and they moved to Everly, Iowa in 1968.  He worked as a tractor mechanic for Harms Implement and in 1975, started farming in Peterson, IA.  Tom bought the Allis Chalmers dealership in Everly in 1984 and renamed it Corn Belt Equipment, which the family operated for many years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Everly.  Tom enjoyed bowling, golfing, dancing at clubs and snowmobiling.  He was also a member of the Pork Producers and helped start the “Chop Shop” at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Tom was also a member of the Everly American Legion.  Tom and Mary Jo enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona.

     Tom passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the age of 76.  He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Joe, Pete, Matt, Edward and Leonard and one sister, Betty Steckler.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Jo of Everly; one daughter, Roxanne (Chuck) White of Okoboji and one son, Ron (Jan Dehrkoop) Hegel of Everly; his grandchildren: Amanda Madson, Nick Madson and fiancé, Shawnda Carlson, Chris (Morgan Haviland) Hegel and Jon (Mercedes) Hegel; 2 great grandchildren: Kenidee Madson and Reghan Hegel; one sister, Rose Reinboldt of Bismark, ND; three brothers: Raymond (Pat) Hegel of Seattle, WA, Jerry (Iona) Hegel of Bismark, ND and Delbert (Janice) Hegel of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be 11:00A.M., Friday, December 22, at the United Methodist Church in Everly.

There will be a Military Service conducted by the American Legion - Everett Boyles, Jr. Post #414 of Everly.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Mike Eeten
Pastor Michael Hyde
CASKET BEARERS
Amanda Madson
Nicholas Madson
Jon Hegel
Chris Hegel
VISITATION
Visitation will be open after 3:00 P.M. Thursday, with the family present from 5:00 - 7:00P.M., Thursday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
MUSIC
Organist - Charlotte Thorne
Congregational Hymns:
"Standing on the Promises"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
INTERMENT
Burial wll be held at a later date.

Condolences

Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:15 AM
“Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visits here.he will be missed.take comfort that he is watching over you.”
- Denise and Richard sander
Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 8:07 AM
“My heartfelt condolences Mary Jo. We had many good times together years ago”
- Bobby Morfitt
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:21 PM
“Roxanne, My heart goes out to you and your family. Hold all the good memories close. Hugs, Love, & prayers....Rox”
- Roxanne Amundson
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:08 PM
“Dear Hegels
Sending you my thoughts and prayers. I know Tom will be missed by the community but especially by his family. Sending you all a hug, Suzy”
- Susan Schmidt Bailey
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:08 PM
“Dear Friends,
I was shocked to see this in the Warner notices. I liked Tom and it was a pleasure doing business with him and Ron. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Dale Kimball”
- Dale Kimball
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 4:29 PM
“To the Hegel family
My deepest sympathies go out to all of you ! May you find peace in knowing you will be reunited again someday !
- Rhonda Olson
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM
“May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.”
- Debra Lucht
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM
“Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek”
- Northern Iowa Communications Partners
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM
“Roxanne and family, My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Losing a father is one of life's worst experiences. Given how amazing is daughter turned out, I'm sure he was an amazing, loving man and will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. ”
- Dave Duncan
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM
“Your family is in our thoughts during this difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss.”
- Board of Directors and Employees Dumont Telephone Company
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM
“Sorry for your loss ~ you have my sympathy. Cherish all of the memories”
- Mike Carlson
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with a very special brother and Sister In Law. We had some great time together and Arizona will be a little less exciting this year without you. Mary Jo, Jan and I will always be there for you, love you.”
- Del and. Jan Hegel
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM
“So sorry for your loss, Mary Jo and family. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.”
- JoAnn Anderson
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM
“Aunt Mary Joe and family. Our sincere condolences for your loss. Will always remember Uncle Tommy as a kind hearted, gentle and generous person. Always had fun visiting with you all at family reunions. He will be missed at our gatherings. May the good Lord keep you in his loving arms during this difficult time. Love Chris & Donna (Steckler) Seifert.”
- Chris & Donna Seifert
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8:40 AM
“Mary Jo And family. We are so sorry for your loss. You have come to mind recently and now I know why. Prayers for Peace for you all.”
- Dorothy Barry Pierret
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8:40 AM
“Mary Jo and family, so very sorry for your loss.”
- Cheryl Craig Long
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8:26 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary Jo and your family.”
- Dennis and Carol Jebsen
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:54 PM
“Mary Jo & family--Words are impossible to explain how precious our friendship is. Tom's place in our lives & at our LEO gatherings will never be forgotten. Sorry we can't be with you in person but we are in thoughts and prayers. God bless each & everyone of you. Hugs to all. John & Nancy”
- John & Nancy Heuck
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:54 PM
“My sympathy to the Hegel Family”
- Deb Wilcox
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:54 PM
“Sorry to learn of Tom's passing, always enjoyed talking to him.”
- Larry King
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:54 PM
“To all : Sending our Love and Sympathy. We are in Colo at this time and was so sorry to hear the news. Hugs to all. Chuck and Donna Tielbur. Milford Ia”
- Chuck and Donna Tielbur
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:54 PM
“My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You Mary Jo And The Hegel Family. ”
- Damon Zinn
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:54 PM
“Tom was so fun to be around during 4-H events and at the Clay County Fair. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hegel family. ”
- Sharon (Fell) Mitchell
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 4:28 PM
“You are in my thoughts and prayers Hegel family. Tom was a good man and a true friend.”
- Jack Harms
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:10 PM
“Hegel Family - So sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and guide you through this time.”
- Becky Fear-Hatting
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