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Sgt Thomas C Ashbaugh
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1925
Brown County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 2007
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA


Tom Ashbaugh, 82, of Cherokee, Iowa, died Tuesday November 13, 2007, at Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center following a lengthy illness.

Tom was born on February 5, 1925 in Frederick, South Dakota to William and Charlotte (Pew) Ashbaugh. Tom was educated in Frederick, South Dakota.

He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943-1946 in Germany, France, and Czechoslovakia. In 1949 he re-enlisted with the Army and served as a military escort stationed in Illinois until 1952 escorting some 100 soldiers home for burial.

Tom was previously married to Ada Fern Walker. He worked for a short time for the city of Paullina, Iowa, McLaughlin Electric in Cherokee, Iowa and also the city of Evansville, Wisconsin.

In 1959 Tom opened Tom's Shoe Repair and operated this business until 1969 before moving to Denver where he worked in major shops there. He returned to Cherokee in 1982 and reopened Tom's Shoe Repair which he operated until his retirement.

Tom is survived by two sons, Roger Ashbaugh and his wife, Julie, of Meriden, Iowa and Daniel Ashbaugh of Arvada, Colorado; one daughter, Carolyn Kriener of Arvada, Colorado; one step-daughter, Merriellen Bedosky of Binghamton, New York; one grandson, Chris Ashbaugh of Boulder, Colorado; one granddaughter, Emily Ashbaugh of Arvada, Colorado; four sisters, Klee Randolph and her husband, David, of Marshall, Wisconsin; Jeanette Kindt and her husband, Ron, of LaCresent, Minnesota; Lois Schnabel and her husband, Rueben, of Evansville, Wisconsin; Genevieve Fellows of Evansville, Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Robert "Buck", Joe, Arthur, and Wallace Ashbaugh; three sisters, Mary Schnabel, Virginia Eichelberg, and Dorothy Ashbaugh; three brothers-in-law, Walter Schnabel, Oscar Eichelberg, and Curtis Fellows.

Funeral services at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee, Iowa. Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Wayside Cemetery, Frederick, South Dakota. 
Family links: 
  William Wallace Ashbaugh (1896 - 1973)
  Charlotte Mae Pew Ashbaugh (1897 - 1973)
  Arthur A. Ashbaugh (1920 - 1989)*
  Virginia Ashbaugh Eichelberg (1921 - 1993)*
  Robert E. Ashbaugh (1922 - 1995)*
  Thomas C Ashbaugh (1925 - 2007)
  Mary Louise Ashbaugh Schnabel (1926 - 1999)*
  Joseph Carson Ashbaugh (1928 - 1957)*
  Lois Leone Ashbaugh Schnabel (1929 - 2014)*
  Jeanette Ester Ashbaugh Kindt (1935 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Wayside Cemetery
Brown County
South Dakota, USA
Maintained by: annieoakley
Originally Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: May 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26539954
Sgt Thomas C Ashbaugh
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Sgt Thomas C Ashbaugh
Added by: John Sammons
Sgt Thomas C Ashbaugh
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Thank you for your service to our country.
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