Mervin E. Thomas

  • Born: July 5, 1931
  • Died: March 20, 2011
  • Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa

Richardson Funeral Service

615 Main Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Tel. (319) 266-3525

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mervin E. "Merv" Thomas (1931-2011)

CEDAR FALLS- Mervin Thomas, 79, of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, March 20, at his home.

He was born July 5, 1931 in Buckingham, son of Ray and Mayme (Beatty) Thomas. He married Marjorie Donovan and she preceded him in death. He then married Jeanette R. "Jan" Sells Klammer on August 23, 1991 in Waterloo.

He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and had been employed as a Manufacturing Engineer with John Deere, Doerfer Engineering, and later Waterloo Industries, retiring in 1997.

Survivors include his wife, Jan of Cedar Falls; two sons, John of Mason City, and Jeff of Tempe, AZ; a daughter, Joanne (John) Kirkpatrick of St. Louis, MO; two step-sons, Kurt (Jennifer) Klammer and Kent (Kelly) Klammer, all of Cedar Falls; a step-daughter, Kelli (John) Burgin of Exira; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three sisters, Maxine (Karl) Norris of Beltsville, MD, Marilyn (Marv) Lonergan of Charles City, and Marlys Hatton of Columbus, MS.

Preceded in death by a brother, Marion and a sister, Mabel.

Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Finchford Community Bible Church with burial in Hillside Cemetery, Cedar Falls. Military Honors will be conducted by the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49. Public visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Richardson Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We moved to Mt Vernon Rd in '68. I met Merv when I came home from doing laundry in town and the hill was icey. I got scared so stopped the car and walked over to their house. He drove me and the car home. I will never forget that! I bet he thought I was a nut case.
And then there was the NYE party, that one I'd like to forget.
Our sympathy to you and the family. Merv was a nice guy!

Posted by Bob and Alice Kuennen    March 25, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Enjoyed working with Merv during his time at Waterloo Industries.

Posted by Cindy Woody    March 23, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
From Mary Alice Hatton's family

Posted by Kay Bergman    March 23, 2011

Great memories of living on Sager and having the Thomas family as friends. Margie pulled my first tooth and I remember Merv always tinkering with cars or something. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

Posted by Brett (Plumber) Morris    March 21, 2011