Thomas Markle Obituary

Thomas W. Markle
Thomas W. Markle

November 20, 1964 - January 23, 2022
Born in Charles City, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Thomas Wayne Markle was born on Nov, 20, 1964 in Charles City, Iowa to Frank and Donna (Cook) Markle He attended the Rudd Wesleyan Methodist Church and became a believer and loved the Lord. Tom loved growing up and living on the farm in Nora Springs and Garner, Iowa. When he was little he would spend hours in the sand pile with farm and construction toys. He enjoyed spring when the family would get little chicks, and baby animals. Tom had a big heart and loved little kids. Tom was a 1983 graduate of Ventura High School. While in high school he was involved with Voc. Ag, FFA and in 4-H. He won a blue ribbon at the state fair for his dining room buffet, table and chairs that he refinished. One of the highlights of his life was going canoeing on the Boundary Waters. Tom attended Iowa Lakes Community College where he specialized in Construction. He later moved to Fort Collins, Colorado and worked as a carpenter.

In 1991, Tom married Teri Cowger and lived on an acreage in Ventura. Tom and Teri had two children Levi Thomas Markle, and Sebelia Demar Markle. In 2013, Tom moved to Grimes and worked for CKF and Home Depot.

Tom passed away peacefully at his home on January 23, 2022.

Tom is survived by his mother, Donna; daughter, Sebelia Nyhus (Allan); sister, Connie Markle; brother, Todd Markle (Cindy); sister, Lynette Enos (Chuck) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Levi Markle (2015) and his father, Frank Markle (2021).

A gathering for friends and family will be held from 5-7pm, Friday, January 28, 2022 at Iles Westover Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Online condolences are welcome at

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.





Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, January 28, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM