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Thomas "Tom" Frances Spalla

May 4, 1941 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 78)


Thomas “Tom” Frances Spalla, age 78 of Hedrick, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at his home.

Tom has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Tommy Spalla, 1726 Willow Blvd., Lockridge, IA 52635.

Tom was born May 4, 1941, in Wisconsin to Herb and Rose (Ducharme) Spalla. 

After high school Tom went to work for the railroad, He served in the Army during Vietnam War from 1966 – 1968.  After the service he went back to work for the railroad.  He married Jean Heckethorn in 1969.  They had two children, Tommy Spalla of Lockridge and Nikki (Chris) Rude of Fairfield.  They later divorced.  In 1980 he married Rose Hird.  Rose had 3 sons, Jeremy (Brenda) Hird of Fairfield, Joe (Melody) Hird of Libertyville and Bill Hird of Lockridge. They later divorced.

His hobbies include mushroom hunting, a game of pool and playing cards. He retired as a carpenter.

Tom will be missed by his children; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; siblings, John, Herb, Tony, Veronica, Mary, Stella, and Jean; and soul mate, Opal Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and Rose Spalla.


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