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Kelli Sue Thoma

July 28, 1969 — February 23, 2022

Kelli Sue Thoma, 52 of Sioux City, died in a vehicle accident on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2022 at The Cathedral of the Epiphany Catholic Church with Father David Esquiliano as Celebrant.  Burial at Calvary Cemetery will be at a later date.  Visitation, with the family present, will be Sunday, February 27th from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with a Vigil Service beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Online condolences can be offered to the family at


Kelli was born on July 28, 1969 in Sioux City, Iowa at St. Vincent Hospital to Robert J. and Sharon I. (Davis) Thoma.  She received her education at North High School and graduated in 1987. She worked as a veterinary technician at South Sioux City Animal Hospital before attending Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  While at Iowa State, she received her Doctorate degree on May 9, 1998. Additionally, she graduated with honors, was in the top 5% of her class, and was on the Dean’s list. Kelli went on to work at South Sioux City Animal Hospital as a doctor.


Kelli loved each and every one of her patients. However, she loved her Doberman, Satin, and her cats Oreo, Pixel, and Fat Ass (Doby) dearly. Later on, Kelli went to work for various other employers. Kelli was the secretary for the Interstate Veterinary Medicine Association for a period of time. She also enjoyed judging animal fairs.


It is very difficult to say goodbye to someone we loved and cherished. May the hearts of those who loved her be filled with memories of her. 


Kelli is survived by her father Robert J. (Bob) Thoma and his wife, Charlotte of Sioux City, Iowa; mother Sharon Karrer and her husband Richard of Sioux City, Iowa; sisters Rhonda (Jeff) Foote of Sioux City, Iowa and Kristine (Kris) Beaumier of Sioux City, Iowa; half-brother Shane (Sara) of Atlanta , GA; step-brothers Aaron Clay (Joanna) of Chillicothe, IL, Adam Clay (Jennifer) and Tony Clay (Jill) of Kearney, MO; step-sisters Rhonda Brink (Dave) of Bronson, IA, Christine Clay of Owatonna, MN, Shelly Breyfogle (Joel) of Kearney, MO, Martha McLaughlin (Adam) of Watertown, MN, and Cindy Jackson of Omaha, NE; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


Kelli is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; brother-in-law Paul Beaumier; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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