Tommy Neal Stahr was born on February 29, 1944, to Lawrence “Pete” and Hope (Brooks) Stahr at the family’s home in West Union, Iowa. He graduated from North High School in 1962.
Tom was united in marriage to Janet Stee on February 7, 1968, in Denver, Colorado. The couple made their home in Hawkeye, Iowa.
He worked for 43 years at the Fayette County Engineers Office. In his spare time Tom loved to play the guitar. He played in several bands, most notably, The Rubber Band, who was inducted into the Iowa Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Tom also enjoyed camping and bowling. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Tom collected coins, eagle statues and photography. Tom donated to several charities and he will be remembered for his generosity.
Tom passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Janet of Hawkeye, Iowa; two sons, Brian Coonradt of Hawkeye and Brett Stahr of Hawkeye; a daughter, Becky (John) Conner of Oelwein, Iowa; five brothers, Doug (Mary) Stahr of Sherrill, Iowa; Allen (Carol) Stahr of West Union; Rodney (Arnella) Stahr of Rockford, Illinois, Steve (Pam) Stahr of Marquette, Iowa, and Mark (Jacque) Stahr of Hawkeye; two sisters, Judy (Allen) Schnuelle of Castalia, Iowa and Laurie (Ben) Cutsforth of Waucoma, Iowa; two aunts, Faith Vargeson of McChesney, Illinois, and Zoe (Dean) Bark of Waterloo, Iowa; an uncle, Dave (Bettie) Hedrick of Oregon; four grandchildren, Cody Conner, Caleb Conner, Cassidy Conner, and Chance Conner; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Hope Stahr, and a brother, Larry Stahr.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 11 AM at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union, Iowa. Interment will follow the service at Hawkeye Cemetery.
A public visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from 4 PM until 7 PM at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union, Iowa.
Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolence may be left at www.skrogersfuneralhome.com