David Mark Thole – Manchester

David Mark Thole, 53, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. He was born on January 31, 1966, in Manchester, the son of Alfred E. “Fritz” and Clarinda (Klostermann) Thole. He graduated from Maquoketa Valley High School in 1984.

David farmed the family farm his entire life. He also assisted his brother Rick at Thole Electric in Manchester.

David enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester.

David is survived by five siblings, James (Linda) Thole, Dianne (Jeff) Larsen, and Rick (Kris) Thole, all of Manchester, Joyce (Brian) Lambert of St. Cloud, Florida, and Allan Thole of Red Oak; a sister-in-law, Kathy (Frank) Kelm of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dennis Thole, and his great-nephew, Phillip Gaffney. 

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Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester, Iowa, with Reverend Gabriel Anderson officiating.

Visitation: 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, Iowa. Private family Scripture service at 1:30 p.m. Friends may also call from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church on Monday.

Interment: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Manchester, Iowa

Casket Bearers: Pat O’Connell, Cory O’Connell, Ken Fortman, Roger Fortman, Dan Klostermann, Rick Deutmeyer, Lyle Helle, Randy Nefzger


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