Thomas E. “Tom” Towle

Feb. 28, 1958 – March 5, 2023


Thomas Everett “Tom” Towle was born Feb. 28, 1958, in York to Philip Everett and Gayle Frances (Moomey) Towle and passed away March 5, 2023, at his home near Garland.

Tom grew up in the Bradshaw and York areas. He attended York High School, where he enjoyed playing football, and graduated with the Class of 1976. Tom attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and was an avid football player. He graduated in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in education. Tom was united in marriage to Marsha Ann Ocken on June 2, 1978, at Peace Lutheran Church in Waco, and to this union, three sons were born. Tom joined the Lincoln Police Department in 1981. He worked in several different departments from patrol to working in the K-9 division. He retired after 35 years of service in 2016. Tom loved telling stories about his time with LPD. He loved working on family history and he was a huge World War II buff. Tom enjoyed pheasant hunting with his boys and helping them and Marsha with their 4-H projects. The most important part of Tom’s life was his wife, sons and especially his grandchildren, which he loved unconditionally.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Marsha Towle; son, Trevor Towle; parents, Phil and Gayle Towle; sister, Betsy Winquest; and father-in-law, Mervin Ocken.

Survivors cherishing his memory include his children, T.J. and wife, Faith Towle, Seward, and Kyle and wife, Raissa Towle, Seward; daughters-in-law, Kristi Medjo-Towle, Arvada, Colorado, and Christine Towle, Seward; seven grandchildren, Lilly Towle, Conner Towle, Hunter Towle, Griffin Towle, Scarlett Towle, Beckett Towle and Emerson Towle; mother-in-law, Donna (Bob) Ocken, Waco; brother-in-law, Mike (Mignon) Ocken, York; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Doug) Wyatt, Lincoln, and Amy (Mickey) Burruss, Clarks; brother-in-law, Ron Winquest, York; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

The funeral service was March 9 at Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home in Seward with interment at the Greenwood Cemetery in York. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Towle family for future designations. Arrangements by Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home.