Tom’s funeral service will be livestreamed below at 1 PM on Saturday July 9th

Tom Marsden, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on July 6 at Sanford Hospital after a reoccurrence of cancer. He leaves a legacy of good humor, smiles, and laughter.

Born July 12, 1943 at St John’s in Fargo, Tom grew up in Sheldon, attended Shanley HS and graduated from Hillsboro HS and the University of North Dakota.

After a business career in accounting (CPA) and finance, Tom became a registered investment advisor in 2002. A lifelong sports fan, especially the Fighting Sioux, Tom enjoyed following the Twins and Vikings and golfing and fishing with his many friends.

Tom is survived by his children, Patrick and Katie, brothers Gary, Bruce and sister Joan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy and parents Winston and Genevieve Marsden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hillsboro 509 Scholarship Fund or the University of North Dakota Foundation.


Funeral: July 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
710 10th St S
Fargo, ND 58103

(701) 237-6063

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  1. Heartfelt condolences to the family. Precious memories forever in our hearts. God’s Peace🇺🇸✝️

  2. Tom was a lovely person, kind and thoughtful. Tom & I played golf together on June 6th. We shared stories of how we first met in the early 1980s and all that has happened to both of us since. I admired Tom for his honesty and character, a person who believed in doing the right thing. Rest In Peace my friend and Godspeed to that heaven you strongly believed in.

  3. Tom was my friend and confident for many years. Whether golfing or meeting after hours, our conversations were honest, funny, and sometimes serious. Always respectful of others and true to his Catholic Faith. We will miss you Tom, so Rest in Peace.

  4. Our condolences and Christ’s Blessings to his family. We will always remember Tom as a classmate, frat brother and friend. Heaven will be magnified by his presence.

  5. Tom was a wonderful cousin and truly lived “ do unto others”! He was so fun and a wonderful conversationalist.
    He was a special nephew to my dad, who treasured his visits and company.
    God Bless and Rest In Peace.

  6. Tom truly lived “do unto others…”. His kindness and great humor made him a joy to be around. He was a wonderful cousin and nephew.
    My dad enjoyed Tom’s visits and both of my parents loved him.
    God Bless and Rest In Peace.

  7. Tom, “What a guy” he was always a treat to be around, so upbeat, funny & kind. He will be missed by many of us who had the privilege of knowing Tom.

  8. I loved to hear Tom’s hearty Laugh!!! He helped me with finances when I was younger and always took time to give me good advice! His genuine interest in local golfers, friends and his family, plus his strong faith are what I will always remember him by! Smiles from Heaven Tom!

  9. Condolences to all the Marsden family from the “Hillsboro McLeans”. I’m sorry that I will be out of town this weekend, and unable to visit with you all.

  10. I am so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. He was a good man and friend. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for his dear family. Kathy

  11. It was wonderful to reconnect with Tom the last couple years at our annual golf outings. Always a smile, and some good humor. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you all.
    Pat McLean

  12. Tom was a fraternity brother but, also, like a brother. He was one of those people who always lifted me up with his attitude, his sense of humor, and his great laugh. I loved our conversations. His had a way of disagreeing that was never offensive. His voice was very soothing and caring. I wish I could have spent more time with him. Oh, well!!
    Dave Ferd Haakenson

  13. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to reconnect with Tom these past years on golf courses near Brainerd.
    His quick smile and easy laugh wiped away the years that had passed since the last time we had met.
    What a great smile!!
    So many wonderful memories.

  14. It was sad to hear of the loss of a good friend and fraternity brother. Tom was always thoughtful and congenial, and it was a treat to visit with him those times I passed through Fargo in recent years. My condolences to all of the Marsdens.

  15. Sincere condolences to Tom’s family and friends.
    May he Rest In Peace and may Flights of Angels sing him to his rest.

  16. Tom was a wonderful human being who was a best friend to my brother, Jim. He was so attentive to him throughout the many years of Jim’s debilitating illness. He was a constant friend until the end of Jim’s life. I will always be grateful for his kindness and caring.

  17. Tom was my friendly neighbor on lindenwood drive for years , we lived a stones throw from each other and the main topic of conversation was are going to flood down the river or battle city hall . he was a great guy and will be missed.

  18. Tom was our neighbor on 3rd Street for 26 years. We enjoyed having Nancy and Tom across the street to visit with, they were wonderful to know and Tom will be missed. Patrick and Katie your dad was a wonderful man.

  19. II only knew Tom through his sister, Joan, who adored him. My blessings to all his family and friends.

  20. Tom was a special friend. He worked with my husband. After Doug died, 33 yrs ago, Tom helped me so much. He was still helping me. I will miss our e-mail chats! My thoughts & prayers to Katie, Patrick, Joan, Gary, Bruce & their families. RIP Tom!

  21. I first met Tom during English class our freshman year at Shanley. We had desks next to each other. We could pass gossipy notes and not get caught.
    We kept touch through the years sporadically. I always enjoyed his quick wit, smile and calm, thoughtful demeanor.
    We both went to UND and then later we even worked for the same financial planning company. Funny how our lives intertwined .
    Just today I learned of his death. It makes me sad to know he’s gone from our lives.
    My sincere condolences to all the Marsden family. Tom was a gem.

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