THOMAS D. "TOM" LOGSDON, SR.
Thomas D. "Tom" Logsdon, Sr., age 80, of Kahoka, MO, died unexpectedly Friday, August 24, 2012 at his home.
Tom was born December 22, 1931 in St. Patrick, MO, a son of Gabe and Nora Uhlmeyer Logsdon.
He married Betty Barry on July 27, 1951 at St. Michael's Parsonage in Kahoka.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty Logsdon, of the home; his children: Shelia (Mrs. Garry) Dunn of Sedalia, MO, Judy Ross of O'Fallon, MO, Mary Lou Logsdon of Quincy, IL, Tom Logsdon, Jr., of Kahoka, MO, William Logsdon of New York, NY, Laura (Mrs. Chuck) Steimel of Wentzville, MO, and Jennifer Irvin and Walter Cline of Kahoka, MO; fourteen grandchildren: Beth (Mrs. Nelson) Seig of Chamois, MO, Dave Saunders of Kahoka, Richard Dunn and fiance Carrie Neuroth of Nevada, MO, Janelle Ross and Zack Ross, both of O'Fallon, MO, Alisha (Mrs. Geoff) Sauer of Ames, IA, Amanda (Mrs. Aaron) Johanson of Macomb, MO, Ariane Horsey and Matt Bodholdt of Alta, IA, Derek Logsdon of Wentzville, MO, John Steimel of St. Charles, MO and Adam Steimel of Wentzville, MO; Jeff (Martha) Irvin, Josh Irvin and Joe Irvin, all of Kahoka, MO; seventeen great grandchildren:Kaylee and Savannah Seig, Jessica, Kelsey and Trenton Saunders, Gage, McKenzie and Viktor Ross, Tim Kinkeade, Quinn Sauers, Klara Johanson, Bazil Horsey, Avi and Gabe Bodholdt, and Shelby, Isabella and Zack Irvin; brothers and sisters and their spouses: Bernard and Joan Logsdon of Keokuk, IA, Steve and Georgia Logsdon of Keokuk, IA, Don and Wanda Logsdon of Moline, IL, Alma Murphy of Davenport, IA, Sister Pauline Logsdon of Clinton, IA, and Mary Logsdon of Canton, MO; as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law on Betty's side; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Joe, John, Jim and Bob Logsdon.
Tom received all twelve years of his education at St. Patrick. His church and his faith played a very significant part in the way he lived his life. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kahoka and President of the St. Patrick Cemetery Board. For 33 years he was employed by the family business, Logsdon Elevator, in Wayland and Gregory Landing, retiring in 1977. The rest of his years were spent doing the things he loved best - caring for what needed done at the church and in the community, putting in a large garden, nutting and fishing.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Patrick, St. Patrick, MO, with Rev. James Wheeler officiant assisted by Kristin Roth.
Inurnment was in the St. Patrick Cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to the St. Patrick Cemetery.