May 18, 1924 ~ December 7, 2017
Thomas (Tom) F. Selleys Sr. passed away Thursday, December 7th at the Community Living Center at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fargo, ND. He was 93 years old.
Tom is survived by his child Robin Selleys, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Selleys (Anderson), his children Suzanne, Althea, and Thomas Jr.
Tom was born on May 18, 1924 in Albany, NY to Charles and Alita Selleys. He joined the Army in March of 1940 and was stationed at the Fort Dix, in New Jersey. During WWII, he was deployed to the Pacific in Luzon, The Philippines as a Private First Class. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
Upon his return home, Tom settled in Fargo, ND, driving commercial trucks and owned Tom’s Country Club Texaco gas station. Tom was always service-minded, and was part of several veterans service organizations, including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans.
On August 31, 1990, Tom married the love of his life Harriet. They shared many happy years together living in Edmore, ND, Thief River Falls, MN, and Fargo, ND.
In the 14 years preceding his passing, Tom was a dedicated volunteer at the VA Medical Center providing assistance and support to veterans. In total, Tom served more than 10,250 volunteer hours. For Veteran’s Day in 2010 and 2011, to foster patriotism and bring attention to Veterans, Tom went on “Honor Walks” from Fargo, N.D. to Port Abercrombie in Abercrombie, N.D. He capped his 28 mile walks by spending time with the students of Richland Elementary School, Abercrombie, ND.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a memorial service following at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15th at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND. Memorials to the Community Living Center at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fargo, ND.