Thomas J. Suppa, 83, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at Sanford Health, Fargo.

He was born January 20, 1929 to Bruno and Grace (Papasergia) Suppa in Fargo, ND.  Thomas grew up in Fargo graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in 1948.  He enlisted in the Air Force April 1, 1951.  After his discharge December 15, 1952 he returned to Fargo where he became a driver and salesman with Hamm's Beer.  On September 14, 1957 he married Colleen Wilson in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hot Springs, SD.  They made their home in Fargo, where they raised their three daughters.  He continued to drive for Hamm's Beer.  He owned the Keg Beer Off Sale before purchasing the Round Up Bar.  He owned the Round Up from 1972-1991.  In later years he worked as a driver for Capital Express.

Tom was an avid sports fan, the Yankees were his team.  He always loved a good poker game and a trip to a casino. He was an active member of the Fargo American Legion.  Tom will always be remembered for his kindness and will greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Colleen; daughters, Heidi (Leon) Fischer, Coon Rapids, MN, Kara (Jeff) Hamlin, Double Oak, TX, Erin Suppa and boyfriend, Tim Burtness, Fargo; 5 grandchildren, Brandon and Tayrn Fischer, Tom, Joe, Calla Hamlin and his beloved Bassett hound, Lenny.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruno and Grace; his siblings, Jimmy, Frank, Genevieve, Sammy, Joe, Tony, Billy and a son-in-law, Jeff Temple.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Roger Maris and Sanford Hospital for the exceptional care and kindness they showed to Thomas.

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  1. Tucson AZ
    I worked 4 years with Tommy and his brother Billy delivering Hamms for my dad, mostly in the summers. We always had fun, worked hard and ate well on delivery days. I even placed many a baseball bets at Tommys place cause that was the thing to do back then. We always got along great, told each other stories and I had fun working with the “old” guys. If my dad, Edward Persellin, was still alive, he could have told us many more stories that included Tommy and Billy. Rest in Peace “Old guys”. I am Thinking of the old days and they were fun.

  2. Moorhead MN
    .Hi Colleen, When i read the paper today and seen Toms obituary, my heart went out to you and your daughters. Please know that an old friend is thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

  3. Coon Rapids MN
    I could not have asked for a better father in-law then Tom. His smile, kindness and generosity for others is what I remember most. I always enjoyed coming home finding him downstairs watching a game on TV. I so enjoyed our conversations talking sports and whatever else came to mind. I will miss that and him tremendously. Rest in Peace Tom and I’m sure you’re beating the boys in poker up in Heaven.:))

  4. Minnetrista MN

    Erin & family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

  5. Menahga MN
    Dear Colleen and family, So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With love and sympathy,
    Margo (Anderson) Ollila

  6. I have known Tommy for many years. I have worked with him, played with him and have always enjoyed and admired him. Tom was a great freind of mine and I will miss seeing him about town. Tom always had a nice thing to say about everyone. Blessing to you Tommy! I know we will see one another again. Bob Q

  7. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE ONLY KNOWN TOM
    FOR SIX YEARS, HE SEEMS LIKE A LIFE LONG FRIEND. WE WILL MISS OUR MONTHLY BREAKFASTS WITH HIM, AND ALL OUR GREAT CONVERSATIONS.
    GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY.
    HE WILL BE MISSED. I THANK THE LORD FOR THE OPORTUNITY TO CALL HIM A FRIEND.

  8. Hot Springs SDI have no words dear Auntie, Tom was truly loved and loved truly. I am at your service if you need or want.
    with all our love and prayers
    Amy, Rich and Mary

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