Tom Moyer Obituary

Tom B. Moyer
Tom B. Moyer
Tom B. Moyer

January 1, 1919 - February 2, 2006
Born in Toledo, OH
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Tom B. Moyer passed away peacefully on February 2, 2006 at Scottish Rite Park. He was preceded by his wife, Idella C. Moyer and is survived by his son, Stephen G. Moyer. There will be a memorial gathering for friends and family at Dunn’s Funeral Home on Grand Avenue from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, and a formal service held at the same location on Monday at 11 a.m.

Tom was born in 1918 near Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from high school in Chicago, where he also attended the Armor Institute of Technology before enlisting in the Army at the beginning of WWII. While in the service, he became an officer and a pilot, and was honorably discharged in 1946. He met and married his wife of 30 years, Idella Cook, while stationed in Washington D.C.

After leaving the military, he became involved in various capacities in the floor covering industry and worked in several locations including Chicago, Mexico City, Houston and St. Louis. He and his family moved to Ankeny in 1967 when he became the Sales Manager of Schmidt & Henry of Des Moines.

Tom was an avid traveler and committed to public service. During his life, he visited over 75 countries. Among his fraternal affiliations, he was a long time Mason, a Potentate in the Shriners, and a life-time Jester. He was also a member of the Ankeny Methodist Church, the Lions Club, the Ankeny Historical Society, Toastmasters and World Friendship Force.

He is survived by his only son, Steve, who is a lawyer, author and investment banker in Los Angeles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Sunday, February 5, 2006
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, February 6, 2006
11:00 AM


Shriners Hospital for Children*
2025 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN US 55414