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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Omaha, Nebraska


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605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Thomas Eugene Blackett

West Des Moines

Thomas Eugene Blackett, age 67, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at his home in West Des Moines.

Thomas was born February 3, 1951 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Alfred and June Blackett. He moved to Newton, Iowa in 1953 and graduated from Newton High School in 1969. Thomas attended the University of Iowa and was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. He moved to the Des Moines area in 1975 and graduated from Drake University that same year. He earned an Accreditation in Public Relations. He was employed by American Chiropractic Association, Iowa Development Commission, Des Moines Business Record, and NCMIC. Thomas was a former board member of Stage West Theatre.

He is survived by his brother, David (Sarah) Blackett of Newton, IA; sister, Karen (Gregory) Trost of Omaha, NE; and his nieces and nephews. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and June Blackett.

Cremation will occur and Thomas will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.