Thomas H. Berndt, 90, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away peacefully on November 13th, 2022.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19th, 2022, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa with military honors accorded by the American Legion Post #6 and the Iowa Army National Guard. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, is assisting the family.
Tom was born on December 26th, 1931, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, son of Henry and Eliza (Finnegan) Berndt. Tom attended St. Mary’s school in Guttenberg, Iowa. He graduated from Loras Academy in Dubuque. He was employed at the Dubuque Packing Co. and later worked various part-time security positions
He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was very proud of his military service, and was an American Legion Post #6 member, and a member of St. Raphael’s Cathedral parish.
Tom is survived by his nephews Michael Upton and Timothy Upton, nieces Kathleen (Ben) Burris, Mary Upton, and Peggy Upton, as well as several great nephews and a great niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Eliza Upton and Marguerite Berndt, and nephew William Upton.