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Donald Thomas "Tom" McKinnon

May 23, 1942 - April 21, 2020

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Boulger Funeral Home

Donald Thomas "Tom" McKinnon

May 23, 1942 - April 21, 2020

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Donald Thomas McKinnon, “Tom,” 77, formerly of Fargo, ND, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in his home surrounded by family.

Tom was born on May 23, 1942 in Wadena, MN to Donald F. and Violette O. McKinnon.

He married Shirley Eggl on June 2, 1962. Together, they had seven children and lived a happy life until her passing in 1984.

Tom was united in marriage to Sherry Farbo on December 23, 1987.

He was an entrepreneur throughout his life, yet the most important thing and greatest accomplishment was his family. He loved spending time at the lake, hunting and making everyone laugh at the many family gatherings. He was also a lifelong dog lover.

Tom is survived by his wife Sherry McKinnon; his 7 children Debra (Jim) Heisler, Michelle Gangl, Tom (Marcy) McKinnon, Stephanie (Barry) Dresser, Monica (Howard) Schriber, Colleen (Jon) Steinhauer and Donald (Kathy Mercado) McKinnon; step-children DaRinda (Rick) Trudel, Radd (Kristine) Farbo, Nita (Lou) Piccioni and Trina (Jason) Whitehead; 17 grandchildren Amanda (Jon Shilling) McKinnon, Sarah (Kevin) O’Connell, Robert and Daniel Heisler, Kayla, Brooke and Ethan Gangl, Mathew (Brittani) McKinnon, Michael (Sami) McKinnon, Jaxon Dresser, Tyler (Dariah Roberts), Nicholas and Ashley Schriber, Brandon and Lauren Steinhaur, Cole and Ryan McKinnon; 8 great-grandchildren, Aiden Gangl, Grady, Brooks and Sloane O’Connell, Evelyn Shilling, Mason, Marley and Maddox McKinnon; 8 step grandchildren, Alex, Calvin and McKenzie Trudel, Cole, Berkley and Sierra Farbo, Nico and Marissa Piccioni, brother-in-law Gordy King and his beloved dog Mia.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley, his parents Donald and Violette, his sister Kay Cartwright and son-in-law John Gangl.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.

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18 responses to “Donald Thomas “Tom” McKinnon”

  1. George and Susan Ackre says:

    Sherry and families,
    So sorry to hear about Tom. We are thinking about all of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  2. Jodi Deplazes says:

    Sorry for your loss~ Prayers Stephanie & family~ 🙏

  3. David and Pat Rinn says:

    So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Rob n Deb Hasse says:

    Oh Michelle,we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your entire family.

  5. Judy Deplazes says:

    Sherry & Families We are so very sorry to hear about Tom, he was a good man, friend, & a boss to Phil. Our prayers are with all of you. Phil & Judy Deplazes

  6. Jackie Uhlenkamp Blais says:

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s death. Any time is so difficult but extra heavy to bear at this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

  7. Cynthia Quick says:

    We are thinking about you at this time Tom was very special to us in so many ways bill worked for him so many years and he has made sherry happy all these years he was also a wonderful father and great grand father love bill and Cindy quick

  8. Norma Timms says:

    Sherry and families
    So sorry to hear of Toms passing. We were friends since the 8th grade!
    Lots of memories. Our sympathies
    Bob and Norma Timms

  9. Becky Cofer says:

    So sorry to see of Tom’s death. Knowing that this an especially difficult time . Thoughts and prayers. Becky Cofer

  10. Dawn Hoiland says:

    Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the kindest brokers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I was so sad to hear of his passing. God bless you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are for you all.

  11. Natalie Erickstad says:

    So sorry Michelle for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Todd and Natale

  12. Dan & Annette Peterson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May all your memories help carry you through! We will always be grateful for Tom’s help finding us our home and making our move Fargo a pleasant experience!

  13. Chuck and Karen Vaala says:

    Our sympathy goes out to the entire McKinnon family. We hope you find comfort in your close family and all the memories you’ve made.

  14. Tom Boyer says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of good memories and “deals” over the years. So fortunate to have met Tom and to know him.

  15. Roger ad Kathy Miller says:

    Dear Sherry,
    Our condolences to you and the entire McKinnon family. May treasured memories fill your hearts in this time of sorrow.

  16. Chuck and Kim Larson says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. We will be praying for your entire family. May you experience God’s loving comfort and peace.

  17. Dennis Schwab says:

    Dear Sherry and family,
    We offer our condolences to all of you. Tom and I were life long friends and he will be dearly missed. May all your dear memories of Tom bring you comfort.
    Our sincere sympathy and God’s blessings for all of you.
    Dennis and Judy Schwab
    Devils Lake

  18. PAMELA JOHNSON says:

    So sorry for your family. I am a Realtor in Fargo/Moorhead. Tom also sold one of my homes.

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