Thomas W. “Tom” Trent, 86, of West Liberty, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Crestview Care Center in West Branch.
Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial with military honors followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Thomas Trent Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be sent to his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com .
Thomas William Trent was born July 16, 1927, in Cincinnati, son of James and Ethel (Binns) Trent. He attended school and spent his childhood near Frytown. On Feb. 1, 1952, he married Donna Hills, in Iowa City. Tom served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Back in the states, he worked hard on the farm, working most of his life as a farm hand; he enjoyed and loved being on the farm. Tom retired from Louis Rich with 15 years of service. He and Donna lived near Iowa City before moving to West Liberty in the later part of their lives.
His family includes his wife, Donna; daughters, Ethel Reimers (Richard) of Iowa City, Carol Gerot (Steven) of Dearborn, Mo., Debbie Besgrove (Bill) of North Liberty, Teena Willits (Blaine) of Lathrop, Mo. and Brenda Nelson (Allen) of North Liberty; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.