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Thomas E. Orman Jr.

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Thomas E. Orman, Jr.

Cedar Rapids

Thomas E. Orman Jr., 86, of Cedar Rapids, died at St. Luke's Hospital, Friday, September 13, 2013. Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Noelridge Christian Church by the Rev. Stew Royce. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Tom is survived by his children, Mary Lynn (Gene) Johnson of Cedar Rapids and Tom (Selina) Orman III of Des Moines; a sister, Betty Cummings of Sun City West, AZ; and eight grandchildren, Andrew Newman, John Newman, Liz (Jeff) Newman Ehman, Miriam Chisala, Maxwell Chisala, Esther Chisala, Lenna Chisala, and Dylan Orman. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Margaret.

Tom was born February 9, 1927 in Graves Station, GA to Thomas and Grace Preston Orman. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He received a Bachelor's degree in economics from Drake University where he met his future wife, Margaret Manning. They were married almost 60 years. She died in 2007.

Tom had a long career in transportation management. In retirement he enjoyed cooking, golf, jazz music, volunteering his time at St. Luke's Hospital and spending time with his family. Additionally, Tom was an enthusiastic Mason, Shriner, and served as a member of the Shrine Color Guard.

Memorials may be directed to the St. Luke's Foundation.

Published in Des Moines Register on Sept. 18, 2013
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