Thomas Edward Sauvageau, 66, peacefully returned to the Lord on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the Palliative Care Center in Fargo, after fighting a courageous 5 month battle with brain cancer.
Tom was born to Ed and Angela Sauvageau on July 28, 1941. Tom attended school at St. Mary?s grade school graduating from Fargo Central. He joined the US Army in 1960 and spent most of his career stationed in Germany. Tom married Deloris Hicks April 11, 1964.
Tom worked for Hornbachers before moving to the twin cities where he worked for Byerly?s for 34 years, working his way up to general manager. He retired in 2003 and they moved to Surprise AZ.
Tom is survived by his wife Deloris, daughter Gail (Mike) Schroeder, Woodbury, MN;
Son Troy, Maiden, NC; six grandchildren, his parents, five sisters, Bev (Dick) Hanson, Sandra (Kurt) Smith, Karen (Joe) Amundson, Renee McPherson and Tona; five brothers, Gerald (Peggy) Sauvageau, Richard (Jean) Sauvageau, Daniel Sauvageau, Micheal (Betty) Sauvageau and Dean (Sandy) Sauvageau; and several nieces and nephews.
A prayer vigil will be held from 6-8 PM on July 28th at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 S. 10th St. Fargo, ND.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM St. Mary?s Cathedral, 604 Broadway, Fargo, ND. Interment will be at Fort Snelling at a later date.
The family wishes to thank all the caring medical professionals and Hospice ?angels? who helped care for Tom.
All memorials received will be donated to the Caringbridge site.
Tom enjoyed photography, especially taking pictures of flowers and old barns. He enjoyed trail riding with his jeep, taking long drives discovering what was around every corner, golfing with his friends in Arizona, attending reunions with his Army buddies, traveling with his wife Deloris, especially returning to Germany where he spent most of his career in the Army, but most of all he loved being with his family and friends just enjoying life. Tom had an infectious smile that would light up the room where ever he was. He was a friend to anyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and everyone whom ever knew him.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com