TOM A. PEART

Tom A. Peart, 48, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014 at his home.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Iowa Professional Firefighters Honor Guard and the U.S. Marine Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Kelsey of Fort Dodge; sons, Keaton and Kade both at home; siblings, Bill (Paula) Peart of Humboldt; Lori (Steve) Trueblood of Fort Dodge; Rick (Maria) Peart of Fort Dodge; father-in-law, Dean Kitley of Fort Dodge; sister-in-law, Jean (Gary) Hoveland of Kanawha; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents William and Audrey (Nelson) Peart; mother-in-law, Viv Kitley; brother-in-law, Kevin Kitley; and his nephew, Tyler Peart.

Thomas Andrew Peart was born on February 10, 1966 in Fort Dodge. He was educated in Fort Dodge, graduating from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1984. Tom then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1984 to 1988. He then served for several years with Iowa National Guard. In October of 1991, Tom joined the Fort Dodge Fire Department where he was a 22 year veteran and currently was serving as the President of the Firefighters Local 622 Union representing Fort Dodge for the past 2 years. Tom was the owner of “Chimney Sweep” and “Tom Peart Window Cleaning”, along with working part time at Menards. On April 12, 1997 he was united in marriage to Kelsey Kitley and the couple made their home in Fort Dodge. Tom enjoyed hunting, golfing, and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. He was a loving husband and father who supported his family in every possible way. His sense of humor and joy will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.