Thomas W. McShane, 54, Fargo, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011.

Thomas W. McShane was born to William and Margie (Jendro) McShane at St. John's Hospital in Fargo on July 31, 1957. He was raised in Fargo, attended St. Anthony's Elementary School and graduated from Shanley High School in 1975. Thomas then attended Moorhead State University where he crammed four years into five. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1980.  Thomas W. McShane and Deborah Soderling were married at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fargo on July 8, 1977. He worked in Public Accounting for over 30 years, specializing in audit and issues of ethics and independence. He was currently a Partner at Eide Bailly LLP.

The loves of his life were his wife, his children, and their spouses. He had a great affection for the Minnesota Twins, relaxing outdoors, and most of all the Green Bay Packers.  Tom was proud of the fact that he had attended seven Packers' games with his sons and brothers. He enjoyed traveling and particularly enjoyed visiting South Africa where "Sundowners" held a special meaning for him.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Deb, Fargo, ND; his mother, Margie McShane, Fargo, ND,  children, Patrick (Tiffany), Fargo, ND, Daniel (Natalie) Minnetonka, MN; siblings , Marjean (Ronald) DeCesare, Edina, MN, Cate (Bill) Coghlan, St. Cloud, MN,  Michael (Becky) McShane, Spring Park, MN, Coleen (Joseph) Jordahl, Fargo, ND, Philip (Jennifer) McShane, Fargo, ND, Kevin (Jill) McShane, Chanhassen, MN, Mary (Keith) Irestone, St. Paul, MN, Beverly (Glenn) Malnory , Fargo, ND, Timothy (Carol) McShane, Edina, MN.

Preceded in death by his father, William G. McShane, and brother, Patrick.

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