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Thomas H. Walz

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“Tom was my hero. I am so sorry he is gone. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Catherine Watson - Minneapolis, MN

“I had heard of Tom for many years and first met him as a fellow faculty member, but got to know him when I moved in 2007 and his group helped me move...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Kit Gerken - Iowa City, IA

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Tom, but grateful for his service to our nation, including his service with the Peace Corps in Honduras...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Tom was truly one of a kind. He did so much to support people with disabilities, and his work will live on. The community has lost a great person...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Miriam Landsman - Iowa City, IA

“Paul and Paco I have many good memories of your dad. Sorry for your loss- John Watkinson ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I always looked forward to seeing Tom in Iowa City and at his workshop. He was a great mentor to me. I was so fortunate to have been one of his...Read More »
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13 of 19 | Posted by: Joye Chizek

“Tom was a treasured mentor and friend who brought me to teach at Iowa about the time he also brought Bill to work there. Not only a tireless advocate...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Craig Mosher - Iowa City, IA

“Dear Lisa and family, we are very sorry about your loss. Our family hosted Tom during his 1993 and 1995 visits to Perm (Russia) where he conducted...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I didn't do enough for this man. He was there when I was in need the most. A gifted man. He provided customers for my startup business. I cried...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Ray Funk - Mesa, AZ

“Walz Family - So sorry for your loss. From his tribute, I can tell he was an extraordinary man. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Claudia Woodard - Des Moines, IA

“Lisa, thinking of you and your family. Tom had a wonderful life. The last good-bye is very sad. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Pat Davis - Iowa City

“Tom was a superb social work educator mentor and friend who had a profound impact om my life as s social work educator. He will be sorely missed ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Harry Macy - Bradenton, FL


Thomas was born on September 21, 1933 and passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Thomas was a resident of Coralville, Iowa at the time of passing.

In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation to the Iowa Disability Creative Works Gallery c/o Disability Enterprise Foundation Special Fund at Hill's Bank and Trust Co.. 319-338-1277.

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