Thomas J. VonLehmden (1947 - 2012)


ROWLEY– Thomas J. VonLehmden, 64 of Rowley, Iowa died Thursday evening, May 17 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.
Thomas was born on August 4, 1947, in Independence, Iowa the son of LaVern C. and Olga E. (Koopman) VonLehmden.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On May 10, 1969 he married Betty J. Griffith in Independence, and the couple made their home in Rowley, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife Betty VonLehmden, Rowley, Iowa, two sons;, three grandchildren; and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson; a brother; and a sister.
In accordance of Tom's wishes his body has been cremated, the family will received friends Sunday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence where a military memorial service was held.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice, 810 1st St. E.; Independence, IA 50644.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from May 24 to June 9, 2012
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