June 3, 1965 – December 17, 2021
Tom Murdock, 56, died on Friday, December 17, 2021 at his home in Waterloo, Iowa. He was born on June 3, 1965 to Ronald and Nancy (Treloar) Murdock in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He attended Cedar Falls High School where he graduated in 1983. After graduation, Tom began working as a hunter and night clerk at the Cedar Falls Holiday Inn. Growing up he always stated that he was going to move to Arizona and in 1985 he transferred to Holiday Inn, Mesa, Arizona, and eventually moved to the corporate headquarters as an accountant. Tom loved to ride motorcycles, so moving to Arizona was the perfect state for motorcycling. After 26 years in Arizona, he moved to North Carolina where he and his wife lived for 7 years. In 2018, they returned to Cedar Falls. Tom is currently employed as an Accounts Payable Accountant at Terex in Waverly, Iowa. On September 7, 2001, Tom married his high school girlfriend, Dawn Hartema. He was a loving father of three grown children, Justin Tietje of Leavenworth, Kansas; Kyleigh (Kevin) Hughes of Duvall, Washington; Stormie (Ricky) Tieje of San Diego, Calif. And nine grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife Dawn Murdock of Waterloo, his mother Nancy Murdock of Cedar Falls, sisters Cindy Spragg of Cedar Falls, Terry Murdock of Evansdale and Donna Klein (Rick) of Cedar Falls. He was predeceased by his father Ronald Murdock on September 26, 1987. Tom requested to be cremated with private funeral services.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the Richardson funeral service in Cedar Falls. Visitations will be held Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at: www.richardsonfuneralservice.com Memorials can be sent to family.
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