Thomas D. “Tom” Eldridge
Thomas D. “Tom” Eldridge, 85, of Dunkerton, died at Covenant Medical Center, on Saturday, September 22, 2018 of natural causes.

Tom was born on April 25, 1933 at home in Buchanan County, son of Elmer and Emma (Hemsath) Eldridge.

He graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1951.

Tom married Nancy Baer on June 8, 1952 at the Baptist Church in Dunkerton.

He worked at Rath Packing Co. for 35 years. He also started the Thomas James Co. in 1965 with his brother-in-law, Jim Rigdon.

Tom enjoyed feeding birds, going on walks and fishing with his wife, Nancy. He also spent his time reading western novels, watching the news and classic movies.

Survived by his wife, Nancy Eldridge of Dunkerton; six children, Kathy (Robert) Stone of Ankeny, Jane Eldridge of Waterloo, Dick Eldridge of Dunkerton, Mike (Veronica) Eldridge of Dunkerton, Tom (Monique) Eldridge of Jesup, and Barb (Chris) Marchman of Ankeny; sixteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Eldridge; and four sisters, Mabel Smith, Loretta Clark, Delores Rigdon, and Esther Eldridge.

To honor Tom’s wishes, no public services will be held.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Dunkerton
Memorials directed to the Dunkerton Public Library or mailed to the Eldridge family at PO Box 56, Dunkerton, IA 50626

Condolences may be left at www.KearnsFuneralService.com. Arrangements by Kearns Funeral Service
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