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  1. Bismarck North Dakota
    Tom will be greatly missed. I just want the family to know that Tom was a good friend. He understood water issues in our state as well as anyone and was a great advocate and supporter of all of North Dakota
    . I had many conversations with Tom and will always remember those times and memories.

  2. Minneapolis MN
    Tom’s Family: I was shocked to learn the sad news of Tom’s premature death. I wanted to let you know that it has been a pleasure to work with Tom on the Maple River Dam project over the past 15 years. His tenacity and good humor will always be an inspiration to me. Wishing you comfort and peace, Amy

  3. Bismarck ND
    Margaret and family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Tom was a great man who will be sorely missed. Everything he has done for this state that he loved so much will never be forgotten. On behalf of the entire North Dakota
    Insurance Department, please accept our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Adam Hamm

  4. Paso Robles CaliforniaDear Tom, you were always an inspiration, always willing to help the many people (racers) who were in your presence. I have thought many times over the years about the good times we had while working in your shop. You will be missed. God Bless.

  5. Bismarck North Dakota
    Tom will be missed without measure. He was a great inspiration to me and everyone he worked with. I pray for his family and hope they find peace that he would have wished for them.

  6. north branch mnTom will be missed
    His friendship will never be forgotten.
    The memories of hanging out with him , friday night pizza will forever be with me.
    God bless Margret, adam Paul and all of Toms family and huge extended family.

  7. Sisseton SD Sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was a man who let you know what he thought. As a former state senator from SD I respected him for it. He will be missed. With sympathy.

  8. Minneapolis MN
    Margaret, So sorry for your loss. Tom will be missed. Wish I could attend but know that you and Tom and the Hot Rod Lincoln are in my thoughts. John Flynn.

  9. fargo ndMargaret,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Even though I didn’t know Tom that well during high school, I enjoyed my visits with the both of you at the Special Olympics dances.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. alpharetta gaWe’re sorry for your loss, Adam and Katie. I can’t imagine how hard it was to suddenly loose your best buddy, but I know you made his life full of happiness and purpose. You made him PROUD.

  11. Carefree ArizonaTom’s mom and my dad were brother and sister (Ralph Marcotte) Tom and I were in Shanley together. I have many fond and fun memories of Tom. He was the best cousin ever. My prayers are with his family. Rest in peace cuz.

  12. Fargo ND
    Tom was a good neighbor and a good friend. We were fortunate to know him for the past 30 years.
    Our prayers are with you, Adam and Paul.

  13. Owatonna MN
    Margaret,
    So sorry to hear this. He will be greatly missed at all the Eagan gatherings. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. Keep all the memories close in your heart.
    Bev and Dick

  14. New Richmond WITom was a relative of mine from the Marcotte side of the family. I fondly remember tagging along with my Grandfather Ralph to visit with Tom. He was always bigger than life to me. My prayers are with his family.

  15. Dickinson ND
    Margaret & family,

    Kayleen and I extend our sympathy to each of you. Tom was a friend in the Senate for me. He always had a smile and gave me advice on any subject I asked of him. He was quick to answer anyone with some good humorous remark. He will be missed by the state, especially in all water issues. He knew more about water issues than anyone else in the state.

  16. Page ND
    Margaret, we are so sorry to hear about Tom. It was such a privilege to work with Tom on water issues. Tom loved people and maintained a great sense of humor.

  17. Selfridge ND
    Thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s family. I met Tom during my first session in 1999 through a non political mutual aquaintance. From that time on I considered Tom a good friend. Our political views never affected our personal relationship. Most people called us politicians but in Tom’s case he was a true Statesman. I’ll miss you Tom.

  18. My prayers go out to Tom’s family through this difficult time. I have many memories growing as Tom like my second Dad. What a wonderful man. God Bless you Tom. You will be missed.

  19. West Fargo ND
    I worked with Tom through my job at Cass County. He was wonderful to deal with, funny, he listened and always had time to talk with me. I will miss him and his stories. He was a wonderful person.

  20. Fargo, ND
    Margaret, it was such a shock to hear about Tom.
    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    I am sorry I will not be back in Fargo in time for the service, but I will be thinking about you all.

  21. Fargo ND
    I had the privilege to know Tom the last 7 years as Chairman of the Southeast Cass Water Resource District and Cass County Joint Water Resource District. Tom had a great sense of humor and was quite the comedian. He loved to make people smile. He cared very much about the people of our community and I often witnessed him challenge the status quo for the sake of those who did not have a voice. He was a leader in the development of flood protection projects in the Red River Valley. Under his leadership, the Maple River Dam became a reality. I knew Tom to be a sentimental good hearted man and I will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.

  22. We are shocked to hear about this tremendous loss. Tom was a champion for many causes and his compassion, wisdom and humor will be greatly missed. Tom had a profound impact on us and he will be greatly missed. Thanks Tom for all you did, especially for people with disabilities.

    Tom & Sheryl Newberger

  23. Valley City, N.D
    . 58072 I was privileged to serve with Sen. Fischer in the Senate for years. We both served on the Appropriations Committee. Ironically, Tom and I had a long visit on the telephone late Tuesday afternoon, just hours before his passing. We talked about many issues, including life, friendship, the North Dakota
    Senate, adn the important things in life. Tom was a good friend. He was very helpful in so many ways, including providing advice on water issues. Recently, he played an important role in assisting the communities I represent in seeking flood relief funding.
    We talked often and met at the Village Inn on 25th for lunch on several ocassions. He had a great sense of humor and cared deeply for his family, his state and his home town of Wahalla. Sen. Fisher will be missed by many. He was an effective State Senator, and a dedicated public servant.

  24. What a tragic loss for Fargo and North Dakota
    . As has been said often of Tom, a truly good and decent man. Sincere condolences to Tom’s family.

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