Thomas Frederick Dinsdale, 74, died Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames of natural causes. A visitation was held Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 from 2-6 p.m. at Overton Funeral Home, Traer. A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at Amity Presbyterian Church, rural Reinbeck at 11 a.m. Internment will follow at Buckingham Cemetery, Traer.
Thomas Frederick Dinsdale was born February 18, 1937 on the family farm north of Traer, in Tama County, son of Floyd Fleming and Mae Emelia Koster Dinsdale. Tom received his education in the Dinsdale School where he graduated with the Class of 1955. He then began farming and was a member of the Army National Guard where he worked as an airplane mechanic. For the past 17 years Tom has worked at the Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer and currently was serving as a Supervisor in maintenance. On November 12, 1982 he married Kathryn Lathrop at the Amity Presbyterian Church and they later divorced. In the past 3 months his health has declined and for the past two months has resided in the Ames area to be closer to family. Tom's death came at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the age of 74 years. He was a member of the Amity Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. In his earlier years served on the board for Swiss Valley Farms and various other organizations. In his free time Tom enjoyed spending time with his family especially his granddaughter. He also enjoyed refinishing furniture, carpentry work and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by one son Andrew Dinsdale of Ames, three daughters Meredith Dinsdale of Reinbeck, Jacquelyn Dinsdale and her fianc' Nick Spring and Olivia Dinsdale both of Ames, one granddaughter Evangeline Dinsdale, one brother Morris (Mary) Dinsdaleof Kansas City and one sister Joyce (Larry) Buchholz of Traer.
Overton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial fund has been established.