Thomas James Umscheid
Visitation for Tom Umscheid will be held today, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong from 4-7 p.m. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 16th with Pastor Lauri Boysen officiating. Tom will be laid to rest at the High Lake Cemetery in Wallingford, Iowa.
Thomas James Umscheid, son of Richard and Dolores (Schacherer) Umscheid was born May 4, 1966 in Estherville, Iowa and died suddenly at the age of 54, on July 11, 2020 at his home in rural Armstrong after battling stage IV colon cancer for over 12 years.
Tom grew up in the Wallingford area, graduating from Lincoln Central High School. He then attended Waldorf College on a football scholarship.
On June 20, 1987 Tom was united in marriage to Dawn Moore at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. The couple moved to rural Armstrong where they raised their two children, which they were blessed to adopt from South Korea. Tom worked at GKN and Wild Rose Casino until his cancer diagnosis in November of 2007.
Tom enjoyed being a baseball and softball umpire; hunting, especially deer; attending all of his children’s activities; Wednesday poker nights; playing 500 and other games, always knowing which cards his opponents were holding; and hosting five foreign exchange students.
Tom was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church where he served as an usher.
Tom is survived by his wife, Dawn; his children, Dyson and Dayna; siblings, Cathy (Ron) Beaver, Connie (Dennis) Mart, Chuck (Peggy) Umscheid, John (Theresa) Umscheid, Kelly (Jim) Petersen; in-laws, Duane (Sandra) Moore; brothers-in-law, Dan (Denette) Moore, Doran (Angie) Moore; special cousin-in-law, Tracie (Brian) Schnell; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is also survived by his foreign exchange sons, Chang Min, Chris Christensen, Christian Esselin, Jonas Hoffmann, and Jarno Senger.
Tom has been preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Dolores and his nephew, Nathan Mart.
In lieu of flowers, Tom's family requests memorials to Nazareth Lutheran Church 401 5th St, Armstrong, IA 50514 , or the Ronald McDonald House, 850 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902.
Online condolences may be left for the family at HenryOlsonFuneral.com