Thomas O. Dutch

Thomas O. Dutch

April 20, 1935 – February 9, 2020


Preceded in death by parents, Oliver D. and Esther (Fried) Dutch; brother, Daniel C. Dutch; and nephew, Michael Jensen.  Survived by wife, Donna (Gaddie) Dutch; sons, Keith (Lourdes), Glenn (MaryBeth) and Kenneth (Rebecca); grandchildren:  Alexei, Ghie, Spencer, Grace, Alec, Bram and Nathan; sisters, Virginia Sue (Roy) Rayner and Mary Ellen (Les) Jensen; sister-in-law, Patty (Daniel) Dutch; several nieces and nephews.

English Teacher at North High School, Counselor at Valley View Jr. High, Director of Admissions, Guidance, and Counseling at Iowa Western Community College.

VISITATION: Friday, February 14th from 12 noon to 1pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 1pm.




  • Keith Dutch Posted February 11, 2020 5:07 pm

    Thanks for everything, dad.

  • Peggy Castiglioni Posted February 11, 2020 5:39 pm

    We will miss Uncle Tom. I have such wonderful, funn and “perfect” photograph memories of Uncle Tom. Love to Aunt Donna, Keuth, Glenn and Ken. We have great memories that I will cherish forever!

  • Lynn Tindall Posted February 11, 2020 10:40 pm

    I was sadden to hear of Tom passing away. My thoughts are with Tom’s family. Tom was a mentor to me early in my work career. Tom hired me in 1975 to work with him at Iowa Western Community College. I am not certain what potential Tom saw in me at that time but I am forever grateful.

    In deepest sympathy,

    Lynn Tindall

  • Richard Jaeckel Posted February 12, 2020 9:17 am

    Tom was a good personal and professional friend for the last 50 years. There was a time when he referred to himself as Thomas ‘Marvelous’ Dutch. Upon reflection, that was obviously true. Tom always had your back, except on the golf course…we often prayed for him standing over a 2 foot putt. God’s speed by friend.
    Dick Jaeckel

  • William King Posted February 12, 2020 11:04 am

    I was saddened to learn of Tom’s passing, and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of all of us cousins growing up on Wirt Street – three houses in a row: Kings (my mother, Winifred Gagnebin), Dutches, and Duroses. I know he will be missed, and may he rest in the eternal peace of the Lord.

  • Mark Olson Posted February 12, 2020 7:03 pm

    Tom and Donna have been such good neighbors for o’ so many years. We will miss him dearly. Godspeed and rest in peace.

  • John E Bush Posted February 12, 2020 7:12 pm

    Not only was Tom a wonderful person, he was a virtual master photographer. On many regional trips with a close buddy of his, the late William B Kratville, Tom produced images which displayed forethought, an ability to “see” his image before he made it and a marvelous ability to make best use of light. Thanks for saving so many moments in time, Tom.

  • Otis Elkin Posted February 14, 2020 11:59 am

    Tom was a good friend for many, many years. He was always a pleasure to work with. He will be missed by many.

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