1931 - 2019
Thomas W. Kallaus, 87, of Richmond, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond with Father Bill Roush and Deacon Derick Cranston officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Richmond. A memorial fund has been established for Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.
Thomas William Kallaus was born Aug. 25, 1931, the son of Roy John and Maude Edythe (Welte) Kallaus. He attended Kalona High School and worked in housekeeping at the University of Iowa Hospital for 18 years. Tom was a faithful member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed watching sporting events, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Fighing Irish of Norte Dame.
Survivors include five siblings: Norman Kallaus of Iowa City, Jane Kallaus of Iowa City, Louise Sattler of Kalona, Gary Kallaus of Richmond, and Angie Hofer of Kalona; sister-in-law: Dora Kallaus of Kalona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Tommy in death were his parents; one brother: Robert Kallaus; and sisters: Pauline Hershberger, Yvonne Davis and Mary Kathyrn Barry.
Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is caring for the family.