Thomas Eveslage

thomas eveslage

September 22, 1964 ~ May 11, 2023

Born in: Sauk Centre, MN
Resided in: Avon, MN

Thomas John Eveslage, age 58 of Avon, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 11, 2023 in Fargo, North Dakota.
Thomas was born September 22, 1964 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Leo and Bernice “Gracie” Eveslage. Tom graduated from Melrose High School and furthered his education at Wadena Tech. After graduation, he moved to Florida and worked at Siemen Stromberg-Carlson.
Tom and Brenda (Woodard) Eveslage were married July 23, 1994 in Dayton, Ohio. Tom and Brenda moved to Minnesota, where he worked for Albany Mutual Telephone Company. Most recently he worked for Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association as a Network Engineer Manager.
Thomas was a member of the Stearns County Pioneer Club. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley motorcycle, antique snowmobiles, grilling, lake days at the cabin, and socializing with friends and family.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Brenda of 29 years; daughter Gracen of Avon; father, Leo Eveslage of Albany; siblings, Greg (Karen) Eveslage of Melrose, Karen (Damon) Harrison of St. Martin, Pam (Steve) Herdering of Sauk Centre, and Peggy (Joseph) Marthaler of Sartell, and many nieces and nephews. Tom was welcomed into heaven by his loving mother, Gracie Eveslage; nephew, Joshua Harrison; as well as many other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Stearns County Pioneer Club (Located at 21565 360th St, Albany, MN 56307) on May 27th, 2023 at 1:00 PM. It will be followed by an open house 2:00-4:00 PM to celebrate his life. Please dress casually as that’s what Tom would’ve wanted.

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  1. Brenda and Gracen-
    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, Tom and father. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult months as days ahead.
    May God wrap you in his loving arms and comfort you and bless you with peace during these difficult times.
    Sending Love ❤️ and Hugs 🤗 to you!

    Clara Hoeschen

    • I don’t know where to begin ,after being Tom’s next door neighbor for decades I still cannot grasp the fact that Tom is not here anymore ,It seems like a bad dream ,It was a friendship that I will remember till the end of my days.I always bragged that if one were to design a neighbor Tom would be that person ,I will miss the phone calls that Tom started out asking if this was his noisy neighbor to the north ,neighbor helping neighbor, tho we did agree not to help each other felling trees after tipping a tree onto his garage and another one onto my porch .many ,many good memories ,Our prayers are with you Brenda and Gracen

  2. Just started to get to know Tom the last few years at Albany Pioneer Days. Really enjoyed busting each other’s chops. Wish I could have been able to get to know him even better. He will be missed by all, especially the Albany family. My sincerest condolences to his family.

  3. I am so heartbroken to hear this news. Though many years have passed since I’ve seen him, Tom was someone I looked up to as a teenager. The World has lost a wonderful man. My sincerest condolences.

  4. Brenda and Gracen,
    We are so sorry to hear about Tom passing. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers that you find peace and comfort in your memories.
    Mike and Brenda Groseclose.

  5. My condolences to the entire Eveslage Family

    Tom started out as my boss at Telcom Construction in 2015. Continued as a true friend. After he moved on ,we would always spend time on the phone before work talking politics,work and life in general. He was part of a group of friends that came out to my place and cut down 53 trees in a day.

    He was that kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back

    RIP my friend

  6. Brenda and daughter, we are so sad to hear this. You both have an angel 😇 watching over you now and he will always be with you. RIP Tom, be happy in Gods kingdom.

  7. Tommy was a friend and colleague. Was always there to lend a hand. We had some great times in Florida and Minnesota. You will be missed. So sorry for your loss Brenda and Gracen. May God rise you up Tommy. Your friend Darin and wife Laurie LaCoursiere

  8. Brenda and Gracen,
    We are utterly devastated and so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. He was a great man. Hoping that the memories you have of him provide some comfort to both of you. May he rest in peace and the perpetual light shine upon him.

    • Wonderful son for Leo. He was always present and advocated for his dad Leo. he was willing to collaborate and akways find the best solutions fir his dad. Not every one gets that. Wonderful man

  9. Brenda, Gracen, and Family, our deepest sympathy on Tom’s passing. We have holding you in our thoughts and prayers and are re-living all the fun times we shared over the years. This sudden and tragic loss is not the end; it is the beginning!

    God bless!

  10. I worked with Tom at Gardonvile and he always had a friendly smile and a joke ready to make you smile. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Brenda and Gracen,

    My most sincere thoughts are with you both. Tom was very special, as I truly valued his friendship.

    May Tom Rest In Peace.


  12. To the Eveslage Family,
    I did not know Tom but know his beautiful and caring daughter. He would be so very proud of his daughter, Gracen and her career path to help others as a physical therapist. It is obvious that the love and nurturing both Tom and Brenda provided Gracen was pivotal to her present success and career path. My heart is sad for Gracen and her family. May your happy memories last forever. We all are here but a twinkle yet each generation keeps a light the person in thought, memory and words. I have no doubt, Brenda, Gracen and their family & friends will cherish their given time with Tom. Blessing to the family at this most difficult time.

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