On Monday, November 2, 2020 Thomas Hines. Devoted husband and father of two children, suddenly passed away at the age of 61.
Tom was born on June 9, 1959 in Cedar Rapids Iowa to Don and Shirley Hines. Tom started working at an early age running heavy equipment. After working many years independently with his Father Don and Brothers, Stan, Glenn, Pat and John he moved on to join the International Union of Operating Engineers. During his 30 years in the Union he excelled in the field of mechanics and enjoyed a long partnership with Latex Pipeline construction as his employer.
Tom married the love of his life Donna O’Brien March 19, 1977. They raised two children, Tabatha and Andrew.
Tom had a passion for his work and family. Tom was the best of us when it came to kindness, loyalty and loving his family with all his soul. His sense of humor and sharp whit was a memorable trait of Tom, and anyone who spent time with him knew he loved a good laugh. Other than a enjoying a good laugh Tom enjoyed his family most. Especially his Grandchildren, Bryce, Zach and Greyson. He loved them with everything he had in his heart.
Tom was proceeded in death by his brother Pat. He was survived by his wife Donna, his two children Tabatha (Brian) Hillers and Andrew (Renae) Hines; his Father and Mother, Don and Shirley, his grandchildren, Bryce, Zach and Greyson, his sister Kim, his brothers Stan, Glenn and John, his many nieces and nephews and several cousins.
Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, 207 S. 1st St, Guttenberg, IA where, Due to Covid-19 concerns the family will have private family services.
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