In Memory of

Thomas Patrick Midland

December 28, 1957 - November 1, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA
Thomas Patrick Midland, the son of Lyle and Margaret (Willard) Midland was born December 28, 1957, in Denver, CO. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1976.
On October 1, 1977, Thomas was united in marriage to Kerry Ludwig at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Following their marriage they live in Cherokee until 1990, when they moved to Le Mars, IA. Thomas attended and later worked at Westmar College where he taught. He later worked for Langel’s Plumbing and Heating. In 2002, they moved back to Cherokee and he worked construction with Joe Tinker and most recently he worked for Schmillen Construction in Marcus.

Thomas enjoyed making pottery, target shooting, fishing, the Renaissance, and listening to good music. He also liked running away to the Black Hills, and having Saturday date night with Kerry. He was an avid traveler and had made three dream trips to Italy. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandsons.
On November 1, 2018, Thomas passed away at his home with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Margaret Midland; father and mother-in-law, Mary and Vernon Ludwig; and sister-in-law, Kristi Boyd.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kerry Midland of Cherokee, IA; his children, Molly Patricia (Tim) Van Engen of Orange City, IA, Kelli Ann Midland of Le Mars, IA, and Tyler Owen (Katrina) Midland of Struble, IA; three grandsons, Collen Van Engen, Cody Avenge, and Andrew Jacobson; siblings, Deb (Jim) Kollman of Iowa City, IA, and Diane Wagner of Atlanta, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kim Ludwig of Bay City, TX, and Kelly John Ludwig of Richmond, VA, Keith (Kimberly) Ludwig of Cherokee, IA, Kathy (Jeff) Scruggs of Pilsby, TX, Caroline Sieverts of Council Bluffs, IA, Kandiece (Brian) Kindwall of Beaumont, TX; and many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Tribute Video
A celebration of life service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday night until service time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
At a later date.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:29 PM
“My sincere condolences to the family over the loss of your loved one.”
- Jeff Fishman
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8:02 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss..the video was beautiful..”
- Glenda Schleef
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8:02 AM
“Kerry and family, so sorry to hear that Tom passed. We were friends my final year in high school and he always made me laugh. What a gifted artist.”
- Jackie (Dorr) Givens
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:26 PM
“My dear Kerry, so very sorry to know of Tom’s passing. I’m so very happy that I got to meet him along the way. Peace, Love, and Light to Tom, you and your family. My heart is with you all.”
- Connie Sturgeon
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 8:59 AM
“Dear Kerry and Family,
We were so sad to hear about Tom's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and apologies for being unable to attend his memorial service as we were out of town. From Duane and Linda Christensen”
- Duane and Linda Christensen
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:14 PM
“Kerri, so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.”
- Ron & Brenda Schutt
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:56 AM
“So sorry for your loss Kerry. Seems like you two have been together forever! Very much enjoyed looking at the video pictures, what a wonderful family! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!”
- Teresa McFarlane Kauffman
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:56 AM
“Our deepest condolences to you and your family
- Marilyn Miller
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:56 AM
“Kerry and families our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.”
- Ted & Mary Cline
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:56 AM
“Kerry, my thoughts are with you and your entire family. He was a great man and will be sorely missed by all.”
- Connie (Martinsen) Cutler
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:56 AM
“So sorry for your loss Carrie and family. He was a great guy.Hugs❤️”
- Sheri Bjork
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:55 AM
“So sorry to here about Tom's passing. We have known both of you since school. Carrie you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Russell & Sheri Bjork
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:36 PM
“Carrie and family, Am so sorry to hear about Tom, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Paulette Kroll
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:36 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sadness.”
- Sheila (Peterson) Alesch
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:36 PM
“Kerry and family, I am so sorry for your lost. Knew you and Tom since school. Enjoyed every meeting with you both. Tom was always the upbeat character and always had a laugh to share. God's blessings to you all.”
- Jennifer Lockwood
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:43 PM
“I'm so sorry for the loss of uncle Tom. To all my family in Iowa; my heart and sympathies are with each of you. Sending thoughts and prayers to all. I love you all dearly. Reminisce in the positive memories. ❤”
- Madeleine Ludwig
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