Thomas E. McArdle Sr.

April 16, 2021


Thomas E. McArdle, Sr. 64, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away suddenly on Friday April 16, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a sharing time will be held at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date.

He was born on April 17, 1956 in Cherokee, IA the son of Robert and Helen (Miles) McArdle. He served in the United States Army and on August 12, 2006 he married Kelli Kay Krepfle.

He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren along with his nieces, nephews and their children. He always showed so much Passion for everyone involved in his life. He enjoyed his drinks and spending time with his friends.

Tom was most recently self-employed he was never afraid of a new challenge despite having only one full arm to work with; he would take on anything and was always willing to help others.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Kelli; daughters Amanda and Tracy of Dubuque and Melissa of LA; his son Thomas Jr. of Guttenberg; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Three sisters Sharon Callaghan, Doris (Lawrence) Puccio and Sally (Rick) Lang all of Dubuque; his brother James (Amy) Sargent, of Dubuque and brother-in-law Richard Schmitt of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather; his sister Judy Schmitt and brother-in-law Mike Callaghan.

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April 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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