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Thomas Franklin Colpitts, IV

Visitation:  Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Thomas Franklin Colpitts, IV, 51 of Glenwood, Iowa passed away at his home January 2, 2020. He was born August 5, 1968 in Wichita., Kansas to Thomas Franklin, III and Kathleen Ann (Lewis) Colpitts.

Tom graduated from Glenwood High School in 1986 and earned his Associate Degree from Iowa Western Community College. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Dawn Marie Allen on November 14, 1987 in Glenwood, Iowa. Tom faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corps and the Army. He worked as an electrician for Miller Electric.

Tom enjoyed reading, music and paracord projects. He and Elizabeth enjoyed traveling together and resided in many places during his time in the service.

Preceding Tom in passing were his parents. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Colpitts of Glenwood, Iowa; mother-in-law Sally Allen of Glenwood, Iowa; brother Terry (Stephanie) Colpitts of Glenwood, Iowa; sister Kathryn (Katy) Colpitts of Council Bluffs, Iowa; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the family.

11 Condolences

  • Dan Sandy Benscoter Posted January 3, 2020 7:09 pm

    Our Hearts and Prayers are with the entire Colpitts Family.

  • Robert L. Boone Posted January 4, 2020 12:52 pm

    Elizabeth and Sally. Please accept my most sincere deep and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Tom. He will be greatly missed. Semper Fi.

  • Michael A. Marshall Posted January 4, 2020 1:32 pm

    I have thought of Tom several times sense graduation hoping the best for him and Elizabeth. Actually and truthfully thinking of Tom Thursday morning before I heard he had passed. My prayers go out to Elizabeth and his family for their loss. Peace be with you.

  • Phyllis Schwaninger Posted January 5, 2020 9:07 am

    Roger and I are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We know he was suffering and now he is well with the Lord. Our hearts go out to you Elizabeth.

  • Terri (Stewart) and Sean Blachford Posted January 6, 2020 11:31 am

    Elizabeth, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. You two were inseparable from the time you met. May your wonderful memories of good times spent with Tom sustain you. God bless.

  • GERALD william Ebsen Posted January 6, 2020 8:04 pm

    From your Multiple Sclerosis friends, Tom will forever be remembered as a caring and loving man who worshiped his precious, Elizabeth.

  • Martye Olivarez Posted January 7, 2020 4:36 pm

    I served in the Army with Tom. So sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences and prayers to the family.

  • Tammy Kielty Posted January 7, 2020 5:12 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Tom was in the 561st Army Reserves with me and my husband way back when. He was always a good guy and full of laughs and smiles. Sending you all prayers and hugs!

  • Jodi Ethen Posted January 7, 2020 8:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss. It was such a pleasure visiting with you both when here a last fall.

  • Jessica m Winstead Posted January 8, 2020 4:23 pm

    Katy and Terry my heart truly breaks for you and your family. Please know you are in my prayers.

  • Carolyn ‘Cally’ Boatwright Posted January 13, 2020 4:50 pm

    Kathy, Tom, & Family, I offer my sincere condolences. May you find PEACE in the cherished memories you have. Thank you Tom, for your military service. God Bless.

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