Thomas Alfred Hajek

February 22, 1945 ~ March 20, 2014 (age 69)

Thomas Alfred Hajek , 69, of Tipton, Iowa passed away March 20, 2014 at Genesis West Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2-4 PM at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton, Iowa. A private burial at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery will be held Monday, March 24, 2014. Online condolences may be shared at

Thomas "Tom" was born February 22, 1945 to Charles and Eva (Rogers) Hajek in Aurora, Illinois. When Tom was 6-years-old his family moved to Iowa. He went to school in Iowa City and Tipton, Iowa. Tom was proud to join the US Army after he finished school. On July 10, 1971, he married Phyllis Raap in Davenport, Iowa. Together, Tom and Phyllis had one son, Jared. Tom was a Millwright and a Machine Operator. He was very talented and skilled with building and repairing engines; he could figure out what was wrong with an engine just by listening to it run. His passion was building guns; he could take scraps and build a gun out of nothing.

Tom is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Tipton, Iowa; son, Jared Hajek of Tipton, Iowa; and granddaughter, Karly Hajek of Tipton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lavern and Charlene; and brother, Charles.

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