Tom Pederson – Grounds & Maintenance

Tom PedersonTom Pederson, a lifetime resident of the Iowa City area and has been a part of Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service since March 2003. He loves the fact that every day is different at the funeral home, and his interactions with the families we care for.

Prior to working at the funeral home, Tom worked as a service manager at Wagner Pontiac Jeep and Eagle in Iowa City, for 30 years, where he won numerous outstanding customer service awards.

Tom enjoys deer hunting, fishing, working outdoors, and spending time with his family. More notably though is Tom’s passion for Iowa sports, specifically football and wrestling. Since 1967, Tom has only missed a handful of home football games. He also takes great pride in cheering on his alma mater, Iowa City City High, during many of their football games.

Tom resides with his wife, Pat (VeDepo) and their dogs, Toby and Catie near Riverside. They have two daughters, Kim Pederson and Lisa Ciha (Adam), and two grandchildren, who are the twinkles in Grandpa’s eye!