Thursday, April 24th, 1941 to Thursday, October 11th, 2007
William Thomas Dethrow was born on April 24, 1941 in Chester, Illinois the son of Jewell Dethrow and Helen (Buckman) Dethrow.
Tom was raised in Des Moines. Following school, he entered the United States Navy. He served four years and following his honorable discharge, Tom returned to Des Moines. Tom lived in Des Moines and Knoxville and worked as a siding applicator and later at Maytag. On December 21, 1968 he was united in marriage to Tanya DeZwarte in Knoxville. He has driven and owned a semi for many years, working for Geetings, Inc of Pella and Foodliner.
Tom enjoyed watching NASCAR and played guitar in a country band. He also had a sidekick, his loyal dog, Max. Tom’s greatest joy was his family; he was a proud grandpa and loved family cookouts and holiday celebrations.
Tom passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at his home at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 17 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Evelyn and Burdette DeZwarte and two sisters, Mary Brown and JoKay Dethrow.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Tanya; daughter, Marnie Dethrow and his son, Kenton and wife Angie and 7 grandchildren all of Knoxville; two brothers, J.R. Dethrow of Mingo and John Dethrow of Nevada, Iowa; three brothers-in-law, Ronald (Kate) DeZwarte of Hamilton and Rodney (Glenna) DeZwarte, and Kenton (Pam) both of Knoxville.