Thomas Richard Vaughan — Austin

Thomas Richard Vaughan passed away at Comfort Care following a short illness on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Austin.

Tom was born Oct. 18, 1959, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Kenneth and LaVonne Vaughan. Tom grew up in Rose Creek, and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1978.

Tom enjoyed many different sports growing up, along with long walks, listing to music and reading.

Tom was preceded in death by his dad, Kenny Vaughan. Tom was also preceded in death by longtime companion, Donna Becker.

Tom is survived by his mom, LaVonne; his brother, Brian (Lois) Vaughan and their daughters, Taylor and Rachel of Savage; brother, Dave (Terri) Vaughan and their son, Colin of Austin, and their son, Lucas (Meggan) Leifermann and their daughter, Sydnee of New Castle, Colo.; and sister, Patti (Ross) Rugg of Chaska.

Private family service at Rose Creek Cemetery.