June 24, 2015 5:00 PMBoulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo
June 24, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tom (Papa to his kids), age 65, peacefully left our world on June 6, 2015. Originally from Fargo, he has resided in White Bear Lake, MN for the past 22 years. Papa received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in his hometown of Fargo-Moorhead, was a proud Veteran, very successful entrepreneur in multiple endeavors, an integral part of every business relationship he was a part of, and President of the Homeowner’s Association Board where he lived. He was an active snowboarder, continuing to make multiple trips throughout the winters to the Duluth area and to Montana, and was the driving force in our introduction to snowboarding. Papa also was an avid catamaran sailor, beginning in the late 70s and continuing to sail and race almost every weekend of the summer since. This was truly a love of his! Papa was an expert in his area of business and will always be remembered for his sense of humor… he loved to joke with people, make people laugh, and always knew when the people around him needed a lift. Papa was a courageous, caring, compassionate leader in everything he did – always analyzing his environment, and truly had a passion for life itself. He was the “Knight in Shining Armor” to us kids – always ready to protect and advocate for us. He was always happy and excited to bring us on new adventures and introduce us to new things.
Papa is lovingly remembered by us, Alee (Ross) and Nate, his energetic grandson, Link, mother, Amelia, siblings, Richard (Terri), Donna, John (Deb), and Jim (Teresa), Diane (married from 1974-1993), and many more people. Papa was so proud to be Grandpa Tom and loved every moment he spent with “The Linkster.”
A celebration of Papa’s wonderful life will be held on Wednesday, June 24th at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th St. S., Fargo, with social/visitation starting at 4 pm and Celebration of Life service at 5 pm.