Tom Quinlan of Perry


Mass of Christian burial for Tom Quinlan, 94, of Perry will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Murdock Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by a time of remembrance by family and friends.

Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Perry. Online condolences may be left at

Tom passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at Spring Valley Retirement Community.

Tom is survived by sons, Dennis Quinlan of Palm Springs, Calif., and Tom Quinlan of Mason City, Iowa; daughters, Kathy Hoskinson of Perry and Patty Schlotterbeck of Urbandale; six grandchildren, Matt Hoskinson, Mark Hoskinson, Andrea Szymczyk, Jeff Hansen, Jacklyn Petersen and Cassandra Nelson; and 14 great-grandchildren.


  1. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. I will miss his presence when I visit my mother. He always had a smile on his face.

  2. Tom was one of my favorite people at Spring Valley. Always a smile, a sweet comment, grateful for anything someone did for him. Such a wonderful, caring man. –Linda Hass

  3. Tom was a such a caring person. I know my dad (father-in-law) treasured the special relationship they had. I don’t remember ever seeing him without a smile. Condolences to the Quinlan family!

  4. I grew to know Tom from working at the Perry Bowl with my family. To us, he was our grandpa Tom. He was a very loving and caring man. My younger sister and I grew to love him very much. My fondest memories of Tom was when my sister and I would beg him to let us come over and play at his house, and that’s just what we did. Tom would come to the bowling alley, pick us up and bring us back to his house to play. He definitely is going to be missed by many as he was love by so many. God definitely gained one very special angel! Condolences to his family.

  5. Tom hired my mom during a tough time in her life. He was very kind to her and gave her confidence to begin a new chapter in her life. I will always be grateful to his friendship to her.


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