Thomas Duncan, 60, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa.
A service of remembrance was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 21 at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson with Rev. Charles Thompson of Greenbrier Methodist Church officiating. Casket bearers were Bob Bills, Tom Shearman, Ray Tucker, Randy Graven, Jack Bucklin and Rick Pearce. Gary Haupert, the soloist, was accompanied by organist, Sheryl Sloan. The music was “I Can Only Imagine” and “Always Be A Child.” Interment was at Jefferson Cemetery. A luncheon followed at the church.
Thomas Merritt Duncan was born October 19, 1957 to Bonnie Owens Duncan and Merritt E. Duncan. Tom attended Jefferson schools and graduated high school with the class of 1976. He continued his education in Des Moines and worked as a commodities broker for several years.
Tom farmed with his dad for many years and had a great love for the seasons of agriculture. Both Tom and his dad were big fans of Ford vehicles. After his father passed away in 2008, Tom was devoted to the care of his mother and brother, Jay. Tom worked for a time at Genesis and was active in Aktion Club, a service club for adults with disabilities.
Like his parents, Tom was a strong Democrat. In recent years, Tom worked tirelessly on the state and national level for legalizing medical cannabis to help those suffering with pain associated with illnesses and disease. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Duncan and brother, Jay Duncan, both of Jefferson; other relatives and many friends.
Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home.