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Thomas ‘Tom’ Banse

May 31, 2017
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Thomas “Tom” W Banse age 68 of Fairfield, formerly of Strawberry Point, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, IA.

Visitation for family & friends will be 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Behner Funeral Home, in Fairfield.

There will be a visitation from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Friday, June 2, 2017, prior to the funeral service at the First United Methodist Church. Pastor Todd Holman will be officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Polishville Cemetery.

In-lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, Strawberry Point, First United Methodist Church, Fairfield, or to donor’s choice. Cards and memorials can be mailed to: 2520 Glasgow Road, Fairfield, IA 52556.

Tom was the son of Samuel Freeman and Lorna (Dunston) Banse and born August 25, 1948, in Vinton, IA. He married Bonnie Beuter July 19, 1975, in Solon, IA.

Tom graduated from Vinton High School class of 1966. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1970. Tom served in the US Navy Reserves from 1968-1970. He worked for Seedorff Masonry from 1970-2015 as an estimator. Tom was a member of Mason Lodge Elkader #72, El Kahir Shrines Club of Cedar Rapids, American Legion Post #218 of Strawberry Point, the United Methodist Church in Strawberry Point from 1977 – 2013 and Fairfield First United Methodist Church from 2013-2017. He was an avid Hawkeye fan and had season football tickets for 40 years.

Tom is survived by his wife, Bonnie Banse of Fairfield, IA; 5 children, Troy (Melissa) Banse of Mankato, MN, Chris (Tanya) Banse of McKinney, TX, Andy (Lisa) Banse of State College, PA, Matt (Cortney) Banse of Des Moines, IA and Molly (Bob) Mosinski of Fairfield, IA; 10 grandchildren, Grace Banse, Allison Banse, Lydia Banse, Noah Banse, Kinnick Banse, Mason Banse, Luca Banse, Bianca Banse, Josie Mosinski and Lane Mosinski; sister-in-law, Barb (Don) Vesely of Shell Knob, MO; brother-in-law, Richard (Kathleen) Beuter of Naples, FL; and many cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Lorna Banse.

On-line condolences can be made to the family at: behnerfh.com.


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