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Thomas A. Beauvais

March 9, 1950 — January 18, 2024

Sioux City, Iowa

Thomas Beauvais, 73, of Sioux City, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at a local retirement home.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Roger Madden officiating.  Visitation with the family will be one hour prior at the church.  A private family burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel.  Online condolences may be given at

Thomas was born on March 9, 1950, in Watertown, SD, the son of Floyd and Phyllis (DesLauriers) Beauvais.   He attended grade school through 1.5 years of high school on the Black Hills Army Depot in Igloo, in the southwest corner of South Dakota.  After his family moved to California, Tom graduated from Yuba City high school and from California State College at Hayward, active in cross country and running marathons.

After college, Tom moved to Sioux City, where he edited the newsletters for the Siouxland Ski Club, Woodbury County Genealogy Society, and his own Beauvais Family Newsletter, for many years.  He volunteered as a girls’ basketball coach at the Salvation Army and with SYA, for girls fast-pitch softball.  Tom compiled two family genealogy books and he wrote one book about his college internship with the San Francisco Big Brother program.  He helped start the Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Sioux City and was named the “Big Brother of the Decade” in 1989.  Tom enjoyed genealogy research, stamp collecting, playing cards and board games, and watching old westerns on TV.

Tom married Rolene Stahl in 1982 in Sioux City and they were blessed with one son, Brian.

Tom is survived by his wife Rolene of Sioux City; son Brian (Emily) of Cody, WY; brother Kevin (Sandi Kohring) Beauvais of Omaha, NE; sister Katherine (Dan) Curry of Oregon; sisters-in-law Roxanne (Steve) Hiatt of Ohio and Rochelle Thies of Galva, IA; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Randy Thies.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Big Brothers/Sisters, Woodbury County Genealogy Society, or First United Methodist Church.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

1915 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51104

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