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Bernard(Bud) Thomann

A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard "Bud" Thomann, 92, of Kalona, formerly of Riverside, will be held Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Riverside, with Father David Brownfield and Father Rich Adam officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Riverside. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 13 from 3 – 8 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside, where a Rosary and Vigil will be held at 3:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Riverside Fire and Rescue, Iowa City Hospice and Pleasantview Home. Bernard Thomann died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona.

Bernard "Bud" L. Thomann was born June 5, 1923 in Riverside, Iowa the son of Wilford and Anna (Simon) Thomann. On January 3, 1945 he was united in marriage to Mildred Schnoebelen at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Bud was a third generation farmer on the land that is still being farmed by his family. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and enjoyed feeding cattle, John Deere machinery, trips out west to buy cattle, playing euchre and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Survivors include eight children: Larry (Tina) Thomann of Riverside, Linda (Gary) Kron of Ainsworth, Ross (Jane) Thomann of Columbus Jct., Alan (Linda) Thomann of Riverside, Janet (Perry) Nicholson of Riverside, Greg (Janice) Thomann, Dean (Sue) Thomann and Kirk (Teri) Thomann all of Riverside, and son-in-law Mike Welsh of Riverside, 25 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, two sisters: Marjorie Hora and Doris (Leroy) Yeggy and three sisters-in-law: Kay Tener, Barb Thomann and Alberta Thomann.

Preceding Bud in death were his parents, his wife, Mildred, one daughter, Ruth Welsh, a granddaughter, Kim Friese, three brothers: Don, Lawrence and Jim, and three sisters: Marie (Ernie) Kiene, Lillian (Wilbur) Kiene and Vera (Lou) Sorenson, and one brother-in-law, Edwin Hora.

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To the family of Bud, We would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.He is at peace now being with your mother and other members of his family.Life changes when your parents are gone but may all the good memories always be there to carry you through this emptiness in your heart.He was a good person! Joe and Mary

Joe and Mary Frantz Dec 16 2015 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for the loss of Bud. He was such a character and I really loved visiting with him. He always brightened my day and we gave each other such a hard time but we always had a good time when I visited. He would give me grief so I would always tell him I was going to bring him a red tractor shirt to wear. He would laugh and say he would throw it in the trash cause that's the only thing a red tractor was good for. :)He was a very kind man even when he tired to pretend otherwise. Everyone loved him! I will miss him greatly. Prayers for comfort and peace to the family.

Tina Gaunt Dec 11 2015 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. May God be with you all.

Joe White Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM