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Tommy R. Tietz

November 14, 1946 May 7, 2008
Tommy R. Tietz
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Obituary for Tommy R. Tietz

Tommy R. Tietz, 61, of Vinton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha following a long battle with cancer.  Tommy will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
    Visitation will be held at Russell Funeral Home in Vinton from 11 AM to 12:45 PM Friday, May 9, 2008, and will be immediately followed by funeral services at 1:00 PM.  Pastor Mark C. Urlaub of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vinton, will officiate.  Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton.
    Tommy was born November 14, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Frank J. and Ada Bernice Eiben Tietz.  
    Tommy worked at Perfex, Universal Gym, Tama Pack and IBP before retiring in 2002.  He enjoyed mowing yards, putting model cars together, and spending time with family and friends. 
    Tommy is survived by the love of his life, Paula Tharp, of Vinton; his father and step-mother, Frank and Marie Tietz of Carney, OK; two sons: Grant Tietz and his fiancé Pam of Shell Rock and Geremy Tietz of Mason City; one daughter, Gretchen (Shawn) Clewell of Waverly; two brothers: Lloyd (Bev) Tietz of Vinton and Kermit (Linda) Tietz of New Mexico; one sister, Sally (Tom) Merrifield of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Ada Tietz, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
    A memorial fund has been established.

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