Thomas Dean Peska, age 54 of Marengo, Iowa, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at his home. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Marengo, with Rev. Andrew Gray officiating. Burial: Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
Tom is survived by his daughter Dominque Peska Howell (Holly) of Fresno, CA; two grandchildren: Holli and Hailey Howell; his mother Evelyn Peska of Marengo; his brothers: Bill (Deb) of Delta, and Scott (Jessica) of Belle Plaine; three sisters: Lorene Peska (Dave Miller) of Marengo, Joann Sebetka of Cedar Rapids, Mary (Tim) Moore of Fairfax and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Dale, a brother Steve, and maternal and paternal grandparents, and a nephew Jeremiah Shaull.
Tom was born July 5, 1960 in Marengo, Iowa, the son of Dale and Evelyn May Bearbower Peska. He graduated from Iowa Valley High School with the class of 1979. Following graduation, he resided in the Fresno, CA area until 2001 when he returned to Iowa. Over the years he was employed at Wendler’s Construction, Hahn’s Construction, Van Dee Bins, Vertis and Phat Daddy’s. He enjoyed fishing, junking, spending time with friends, watching television, and listening to tapes. He also enjoyed watching the eagles every season.