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June 19, 1941 – November 4, 2018

Thomas Eitter
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Obituary for Thomas J Eitter

Thomas James Eitter, 77, of Dubuque passed away Sunday, November 4th, 2018. Funeral mass will be held Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Raphael at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road is in charge of the arrangements.
Thomas was born June 19, 1941 in St. Paul, Minnesota the son of James and Mary (Kimbal) Eitter. He married Geraldine Ann Morgan on September 16, 1967 in Page, North Dakota. Tom graduated from De La Salle High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota and received his BA from St. Cloud State University where he lettered in Wrestling and Football. He received his MA degree from Winona State University, and his Ed. D from the University of Northern Colorado.
He was a professor and coach at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; Winona State University; and the University of Dubuque. He served as an adjunct professor and coach at Loras College and UW Platteville. In 2011, Thomas was inducted into the St. Cloud State University Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Coach Eitter was a devoted family man, teacher, coach, and mentor. He was a quintessential “common man” who overcame difficult obstacles to live a life peppered with colorful stories and unexpected outcomes. To the end, he embraced a code of feisty rebellion.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Geri, and his children: Patrick (Giselle), Erin (Kirk Kono), and Morgan (Kelly), as well as by his pride and joy, his grandchildren: Kolton and Briehlyn Nadermann, Keegan and Kloie Eitter, Caitlyn Akiko Kono, Max, Kai, and Sam Eitter, and his Great Grandson, Leo Nadermann.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: James, Joseph, and Laura Jean (Juell).
In Lieu of flowers a Thomas J. Eitter Memorial Fund has been established.


When Saturday, November 10th, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
St. Raphael Cathedral
231 Bluff St.
Dubuque, IA 52001

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Saturday, November 10th, 2018 10:30am
St. Raphael Cathedral
231 Bluff St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
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