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Thomas J. Stackhouse

Thomas J. Stackhouse 86, of Swisher, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Rev. Tim Sheedy officiating. Burial with military rites was Monday at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Shelley, two daughters Suzanne (Jason) Dumont of Iowa City and Lisa (Mark) Roussell of Cedar Falls; three sisters Mary Louise Smith of Denver, Colorado, Mercedes Anne Signor of West Des Moines, Jean Marie (Jim) Petted of Coto De Caza, California, and a brother R. Scott (Patti) Davies of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Shelby, Greyson, Hayden and Gentry Dumont and Joe, Ben and Kate Roussell. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, step-mother Maude Stackhouse and a brother John Richard Stackhouse.
Tom was born on March 4, 1931, in Davenport, the son of Raymond and Mary Gertrude (Murphy) Stackhouse. He attended St. Ambrose Academy and graduated from Holy Family High School in Mason City in 1949. Tom went to college in Mason City for one year before joining the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and served from 1951 to 1954. 
After being discharged from the military, he graduated from Parks College of St. Louis University in 1958. He later joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam with the 1st Calvary Division. 
Tom married Marilyn Guinn on Dec. 12, 1970, in Marion. Marilyn passed away in 1998. He then married Shelley L. Kelley on July 29, 2008, in Fairfax. Tom was an independent insurance agent for Farmers Insurance from 1973 until the present. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, the V.F.W. and was an avid private pilot for many years.
Tom was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him. A memorial fund has been established.