Thomas Price

thomas price

Thomas A. Price, 62, Wolverton, MN passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at his home under the care of his family, Hospice of the Red River Valley and Jerret with Active at Home Helpers.

Tom was born February 25, 1952 in Moorhead, MN to Clifton and Hilda (Thorstad) Price. He grew up in Wolverton, graduating from Barnesville High School in 1970. He attended AVTI in Thief River Falls. He married Deborah Hanson on April 29, 1972 at Strathcona Evangelical Free Church, Strathcona, MN. They lived and worked in various communities before building their home in rural Viking, MN. He worked for Brodin’s Sheet Metal until starting his own business, TAPCO Inc., which he owned and operated for 28 years at his home on the farm.

Tom and Debbie moved to Lake of the Woods in 2003 where Tom pursued his love of artistic metal work. He loved the quiet time he got to spend with nature and his loved ones. Tom and Debbie moved back to Wolverton in 2012 where they restored and currently reside in Tom’s grandparents’ home, built in 1903.

Tom is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debbie, Wolverton, MN; children, Mitchell (Kristen) Price, Grand Forks, ND, Kristi (Brian) Butler, Spearfish, SD,  ShawnDee (Jesse) Helm, Kent, MN, and 7 grandchildren; Klaudia, Isaac, Bjorn, Jonathon, Bianca, Caius and Timothy.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

It was Tom’s wish to have his body donated to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine Deeded Body Program.

Floral memorials preferred through Hall’s Floral, Thief River Falls, MN, 218-681-1940

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  1. Houston TexasI was 2 years older than Tom and played football beside him in High School. Although I hadn’t seen Tom for over 40 years after leaving the Wolverton area, I will always remember him as a kind, gentle-spirited man who could throw a heck of a cross-block.
    Well done good and faithful servant.

    Curt Swenson – Houston Tx.

  2. Williston ND
    Tom was a great friend all the way through school. I will remember all the times we spent at each others’ homes when we were younger. Please accept my condolence at your time of loss.

  3. Williams Minnesota
    Deb, so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend as well as a true artist. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Newfolden, Minnesota
    Debbie & family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
    Your family is so special and we have many happy memories that we will treasure. May our loving Lord strengthen you and give you His peace.
    Dick & Pat

  5. Union Center SDKristi,

    Just know that my thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with you and all of your family. I know your dad had to be a very special man as he raised a very special loving, caring girl.

    May God bless always,

    Karen Speed

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