Representative Thomas Sylvester Roe View All Years
THOMAS S. ROE
Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Thomas S. Roe, begs leave to submit the following Memorial:
Thomas S. Roe was born September 18, 1916 in Waukon, Iowa. He married Delores Soride in 1938 and they had two sons and four daughters.
Mr. Roe was a 1934 graduate of Waukon High School and attended Waukon Junior College in 1935. He farmed for several years east of Waukon and later moved to Waukon where he worked as a salesman for Mark Maufs Chevrolet. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and St. John’s Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council.
A Democrat, Mr. Roe represented Allamakee County during the Sixty-first and Sixty-second General Assemblies. He was the occupant of the same desk that his father, Ove T. Roe, had occupied during his service as a Representative in the 1930’s.
Thomas S. Roe died October 2, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Delores Roe, of Mesa, Arizona; his daughters Bonita Campbell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Karen Kruger of West Linn, Oregon, Lana Kolsrud of Chandler, Arizona, and Lori Adams of Mesa, Arizona; his sons, Thomas D. Roe of Mesa, Arizona and Steven D. Roe of Rochester, Minnesota; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin and Kenneth of Phoenix, Arizona and Willard of Waukon.
Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-fifth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Thomas S. Roe, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.
Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.