Hamilton County


Pvt. Thomas Patrick Faulkner




Thomas Patrick Faulkner was born May 23, 1913 to William F. and Margaret M. Wall Faulkner. He died Mar. 18, 1994 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Faulkner served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Mar. 21, 1994

Thomas Faulkner, 80, Webster City, died March 18, 1994 at the Southfield Care Center. Services were held today at the Foster Funeral Home with Rev. James Duster and Rev. Roy Miltner officiating. Burial was held at Graceland Cemetery, and graveside military service was conducted by the American Legion Post 191.

Thomas Patrick Faulkner, the son of William and Margaret (Wall) Faulkner, was born May 23 1913 in Webster City. He graduated from Webster City High School in 1930 and was then employed by Northwestern Railroad in Chicago for a short time, before returning to Wester City and working for George Pappas in the restaurant business.

On June 4, 1940, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Erdman at Fort Dodge. The couple resided in Webster City, where he continued employment with George Pappas. He served with the United States Army from 1942-45 in the European Theater in a tank division. Upon returning to Webster City, the couple operated a restaurant in the bowling alley, before opening Tom and Betty’s Restaurant on Main St. in 1963. The couple ran the restaurant until their retirements in 1983. The couple continued to reside in Webster City and winter in Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ron Wilson of Storm Lake, Judy and Wayne Ross of Sun City West, Ariz.; Jerry Faulkner of Webster City; five grandchildren three nieces; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Dewayne, his parents and two sisters.

He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, the American Legion Post 191 and the Webster City Country Club. He was a former member of the Elks and Moose clubs.

Source: ancestry.com