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Benefit set July 11 for Tom Roeder and family

June 15, 2009
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

TOLEDO CHRONICLE - Former classmates and caring friends of Tom Roeder are planning a Meal and Silent Auction - Entertainment Benefit for the Tom Roeder family as they cope with his cancer. Tom had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer in 2003. With treatments, Tom had been in remission, however, Tom has recently been diagnosed with a new onset of Stage 4 lung cancer. If you would like to know more about Tom please see his care page website:

The benefit is planned in conjunction with John Ernest Vineyard, 3291 N Avenue, Hwy 30 east, Tama, and will be held on Saturday, July 11, from 5-9 p.m. at the John Ernest Vineyard with a free-will offering meal and silent auction provided by donations from friends and area businesses. There will be grilled hamburgers, brats, pasta salad, desserts and drink provided. Following the meal there will be free entertainment at the winery provided by Dogs on Skis from 7-10 p.m.

Tom is employed at Southard Implement John Deere in the parts department in Tama. His immediate family includes his wife, Kara, son, Jack, 3, and an unborn son due in September, and two adult daughters, Stephanie and Samantha Roeder and two granddaughters. The benefit is planned by Caring Friends to help defray costs and establish a fund for his family.

Everyone is welcome - please show your support to a great guy! If you would like to donate but can't come to the event: send your monetary donations to Tom Roeder Family Fund at State Bank of Toledo, Toledo IA 52342. Monetary donations can be mailed or dropped off at the State Bank of Toledo with check made out to: Tom Roeder Family Fund. Benefit contact person: Sue Gauthier, 3188 H Avenue, Tama, IA 52339 Phone: 641484-4329 or 641485-4329 cell. Emails can be sent to: Dave & Sue Gauthier at or Mike & Kym Stein at Call 641-484-4329 or 64-485-4329 if you have items to donate to the silent auction and we will come pick them up. Hope to see you on July 11 for the meal - silent auction 5-9 p.m. and/or 7-10 p.m. for Entertainment/Dogs on Skis at the John Ernest Vineyard located at U.S. highway 30 east, Tama

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What:Meal - Silent Auction - Entertainment Benefit for the Tom Roeder family

When:Saturday, July 11, from 5-9 p.m.

Dogs on Skis 7-10 p.m.

Where:John Ernest Vineyard, 3291 N Avenue, Hwy 30 east, Tama



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