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Thomas H. Vicker

January 23, 1948 — June 3, 2019

Thomas Harold Vicker was next to the youngest child born to Arthur and Mary Lillian (Duben) Vicker.  He was born in Creston, Iowa on January 23, 1948.  Tom was educated in the Creston Public Schools and graduated from Creston High School with the Class of 1966.  Following graduation, Tom attended Southwestern Community College and earned his ASE Master Certification in Auto Mechanics.
In 1968, Tom joined the United States Army and served in the Old Guard in Washington, DC.  He was very proud to serve his country.  After his dishcarge on February 26, 1970, Tom returned to Creston and worked in the family restaurant, “Vicks Lunch”.  In 1972, he moved to Naples, Florida where he held assorted jobs in the construction field.  He then worked as a Mechanic and Machinist.  Tom was united in marriage to Ruta Weber on July 6, 1981 in Naples, Florida.  He obtained his Coast Guard Captain License and had a fishing charter service.  His boat was called “Peg Leg, II” and specialized in shark fishing.  At the time of his death, Tom was working for Castles Services making hurricane shutters.  He was fondly named Uncle Tom by his co-workers.  He also built and raced his swamp buggy, Vick’s 44 from 1976-1991.  Tom loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle in his spare time.  His family meant the world to Tom and will be missed by his family and many friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ken Vicker; two sisters:  Eilene Mikkelsen and Sally Vicker; a niece, Kimberly Vicker and a brother-in-law, Larry Woods.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Ruta Vicker of Naples, Florida; a daughter, Barbara (David) Maynor, Naples, Florida; sister, Shirley Woods, Lenox, Iowa; nieces:  Janet (Tim) Bennett, Clearfield, Iowa and DeeDee Young of Tunica, Mississippi; nephews:  Jason Woods, Creston, Iowa, David Mikkelsen, Huxley, Iowa, Pete (Liz) Mikkelsen, Urbandale, Iowa and Terry (Dunavan) Fortag of Nashville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Jerry Mikkelsen, Creston, Iowa; 5 great-nieces; 7 great-nephews; 8 great-great-nieces and 5 great-great-nephews; many cousins and friends.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center - Creston

809 West Montgomery Street, Creston, IA 50801

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bohemian National Cemetery

130th Street, Prescott, IA 50859

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