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Tom Shumate

July 8, 1949 — August 24, 2023

Dunlap

Tom Shumate

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     Thomas Robert Shumate Sr. was born on July 8, 1949, outside of Dow City, Iowa to Walter and Maymie (Kline) Shumate. He attended school in Dow City before joining the workforce. Tom worked for Stoddard’s in Dunlap, IBP, drove truck for Panama Transfer, worked at the Denison newspaper and at Westmont in Logan before retiring from O’Reilly Auto Parts in Denison, Iowa. Tom was united in marriage to Laura Summerfield on July 3, 1993.

     One of Tom’s greatest passions was golf. He spent countless hours on the rolling greens, perfecting his swing and the friendships he shared with fellow golfers formed deep connections that lasted a lifetime. In addition to golfing, Tom had a knack for cards and trivia. He used to play pool, darts and bowl with Laura and their friends and he found solace in reading books. One of Tom's true joys in life was spending time with his grandchildren. He treasured every moment shared with them, from attending their sporting events to cheering them on from the sidelines. Their achievements brought him immeasurable pride. 

     Tom died on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at the Dunlap Specialty Care Center at the age of 74 years, one month and 16 days.

     Tom was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Randy Weber; grandson, Tyler Weber; and siblings, Walter “Buddy” Shumate, Ed Shumate, Jane Kunze and Judy Brandt. He is survived by his wife, Laura Shumate of Dunlap; children, Lisa and her husband Michael Dieter of Denison, Melissa Holmes of Apex, North Carolina, Lacey and her husband Ryan Michel of Woodbine, Iowa and Tad Shumate of Dunlap; 10 grandchildren; brother, Fred Shumate of Dow City; and many other relatives and friends.

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, August 27, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home- Dunlap

500 Court St, Dunlap, IA 51529

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 28, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home- Dunlap

500 Court St, Dunlap, IA 51529

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Interment

Monday, August 28, 2023

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

, Dunlap, IA 51529

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