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Advertisement Mikel "Mike" Thomas, 46
by Report submitted · June 29th, 2017


Mikel "Mike" Thomas, 46, of Central City, formerly of Marion, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. The family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the funeral home, conducted by certified celebrant Diane Thovson. Burial was to follow at East Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg.

Mike is survived by his wife, Chris Thomas of Central City; two sons, Nikolas Thomas of Gilbert, Arizona, and John Craven of Central City; daughter Erika (Joel) Olson of Newhall; grandchildren, Carson, Hadley and Grant Olson; mother, Susan Thomas of Marion; sister, Michele Thomas of Cedar Rapids; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Howard Gale Thomas Jr. and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Mike was born December 31, 1970, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Howard and Susan (Miller) Thomas Jr. On September 21, 2002, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Chris Stark. Mike worked for Cargill at the Otis Road location. He was a member of Teamster Union Local #238. Mike enjoyed time on his boat fishing as well as being with his dogs. Most of all, he loved time spent with his family and grandkids. Mike will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Please share a memory of Mike at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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