Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


August 2, 2013

Tom Krpan

Tom Krpan, 66, of Melcher-Dallas passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, at his home.

Tom was born in Knoxville on Dec. 4, 1946, to William and Dorothy (Bingham) Krpan. He received his education from Melcher-Dallas High School graduating in 1966. Tom served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Suzanne Kauzlarich on May 9, 1970. To this union were two children, Stacey and Shana. He later married Jennifer Stubbs on March 4, 1990.

Tom worked at 3M in Knoxville for 29 years before retirement in 2008. He was a member of Dallcher Legion Post #632 in Melcher-Dallas. He enjoyed classic rock n roll music, classic cars, motor cross racing, gardening and time spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Krpan of Melcher-Dallas, two children: Stacey (Sandy) Krpan of Melcher-Dallas, Shana Krpan of Knoxville, four grandchildren: Emilie, Steven, Ryan Krpan; Stacia Sue Mason, sister, Cheryl (Richard) Schaefer of Carlisle and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Terry Krpan.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas. Interment was in Dallas Cemetery. Memorials may be given HCI Care Services in Knoxville. Condolences may be shared at

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