Thomas Albert “Tom” Beutler was born in Verdon, Nebraska, on December 28, 1945. He was the third of four children of Claude Benjamin and Flora Genevieve (German) Beutler. Tom graduated from Shubert, Nebraska, High School.

Tom passed away in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 13, 2019, after a brief illness.

On September 27, 1997, Tom married Virginia “Jenny” Welch. She survives of their Rock Port, Missouri, home.

Additional survivors include children, Rick (Robin) Shirley, Tammy (Jay) Schaaf, Leo Shirley, Tony Shirley, Jennifer Welch, Tom (Sally) Beutler, Lisa (Jerry) Christensen, Bruce (Beth) Beutler, and Regi Beutler; 21 grandchildren, Taryn, Trenton, and Trevor Schaaf, Erika (Tim) Mensing, Melissa Shirley, Jaysa, Mya, and Gentry Welch, Blair (Ben) Jaworski, B.J. (Stephanie) Floyd, Logan, Andrew, and Lauren Beutler, Tyler Cain, Amber (Christensen) Neben, Braxton and Bailey Christensen, and Hayden, Caleb, Austin, and Cole Beutler; 14 great-grandchildren, Maddelyn and Hailey Jaworski, Callie Mensing, Travon, Baylee, Harper, Delany, and Kenady Floyd, Isla and Henry Neben, Emmett and Esmae Christensen, and Ryder and Krayton Beutler; brother, Gary (Connie) Beutler; sisters, Donna Lee Handley and Claudia (Jerry) Huppert; nieces, nephews, and a community of friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a nephew, Bobby Whitten.

Tom was currently serving as pastor of the Watson Baptist Church and also the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, Iowa. He had previously worked in sales for Imports International.

Family visitation was held on Friday evening, August 16, 2019, at the Watson Baptist Church. Services were on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the Watson Baptist Church. Memorials may be directed to the Beutler family or to the Watson Baptist Church. Care was entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home & Monuments, Rock Port. Online condolences may be left at