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John T. "Tom" Hurley

September 30, 1932 - April 21, 2018

Memorial Mass - Thursday

April 26, 2018
- 2:30 PM

Church of the Nativity, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

John T. "Tom" Hurley

September 30, 1932 - April 21, 2018


John T. “Tom” Hurley

Born September 30, 1932 to William Matthew and Cordelia Marie (Tipton) Hurley in York, Nebraska, the youngest of seven children. He was granted an earthly life of 85 years, 6 months and 22 days, passing away at his home in Fargo, North Dakota surrounded by his loving family.

In 1951 Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. and proudly served his country in the Korean War.

On February 21, 1955 Tom married the love of his life, Grace Lou Hoffman, a native of the Wilbur, Nebraska area. They were married for 63 years and two months. Together they had six children: Son, John Thomas (Tom) Hurley Jr. and Theresa Brown, Daughter, Kathleen Kay and Gary Summers, Daughter, Patricia Jean Hurley, Daughter Barbara Anne and Michael Beck, Son, James William Hurley and Daughter Christine Marie Hurley and Allison Gaye Tew. There were also nine Grandchildren (Jennifer, Kelly, Tim, James, John, Chad, Braden, Taylor and Brian), seven Great-grandchildren (Catlyn, Kyle, Mason, Brooke, Lillian, Luke and Logan) and four Great-great-Grandchildren (Raylee, Layniee, Russell and Rhys).

He worked for Paxton & Vierling and Missouri Valley Steel Companies in Nebraska and Iowa, retiring from Northern Plains Steel Company in Fargo, North Dakota.

Our Family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderfully loving people at the Roger Maris Cancer Center for their care and compassion during these past months. Angels really do walk amongst us.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo, North Dakota. Burial at a later date in St. Josephs Cemetery, York, Nebraska.


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20 responses to “John T. “Tom” Hurley”

  1. Mark and Karen Radtke says:

    Grace and family please accept our condolences.Tom, you will be missed. A true gentleman and leader always. God speed my friend.

  2. Patty Reski says:

    Oh Grace, there are tears running down my cheeks. What a wonderful man, a great and kind friend. He will be missed by so many people he touched over the years.

  3. Craig & Carlene Larson says:

    May Peace and Remembrance be with you always.

  4. Fr. Joe Molloy says:

    Be assured of my prayers, Barb, for your father, you, & all your family. May he rest in peace.

  5. Frank Schulz says:

    Mary and I know the pain when you lose a father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  6. Tom and Sue Rigney says:

    Chris, Jim We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Hurley Family. We will kept your Mom especially close in our heart and prayers to help her through this very difficult time. God Bless
    Love Tom and Sue Rigney

  7. Shelly,Lou Emerson and Patty Corwin says:

    KNOW you’re in our thoughts and prayers, dear Grace and Fam.- What a Blessing ‘your Tom ‘ is to so many-we adored him, and ‘his Grace’😉 Just thinking how he brought Lou(my Dadio) the paper daily after his surgery years ago 🙏🏽 -his friendship meant so much- to all of us. What a special, beautiful man- he will be missed so much-Much Love and God Bless You and your wonderful family.
    ShellyG, Lou Emerson&Patty Corwin

  8. Charles Griffin says:

    Barb – My sincere condolences for you and your family during this time.

  9. Sherry Upshaw says:

    Barb, you know that you and your family have been and continue to be in my prayers and thoughts. What an awesome dad you have and I say have because he will continue to live on in you and your brothers and sisters and all of the family…they never really leave us.
    If there is anything else you need, all you need to do is say the word and I got you!!
    Take care and I miss you.
    Jeremiah 29: 11 & 12

  10. Karen Umbriaco says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if I an do anything for you.
    Karen, Steve and Shane

  11. Lisa Rath Flaa says:

    Dear Chris, and the rest of the Hurley family, my condolences to all of you for your loss. I have very fond memories of both Mr and Mrs Hurley from my childhood. May God bless all of you during this difficult time.

  12. Braemon Loomis says:

    Very sorry for your loss Jim, please know that I am here should you need anything.

  13. Tina Hall says:

    Barb, my thoughts are prayers are with you and your loved ones! The stories you’ve shared of your father were wonderful and heartfelt. I can only imagine how much of a void you are feeling now. The greatest blessing is of the many beautiful memories to hold close to your heart and carry on in his name!

    My sincere condolences,


  14. Sheryl Weeks says:

    Chris so sorry for your loss.

  15. Gary and Sandy Moran says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Gary and I have had many good memories from the Trap and Skeet Club times. Tom was such a kind person and will be dearly missed.

  16. John Salt says:

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this most difficult time.

  17. Jim and Susan Skeel says:

    Grace, we are so sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful friend. He will be missed. Just know he is in a better place now.

  18. William "Bill" Roberts says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family during their time of grief. God speed Mr. Hurley.

  19. Don Lawrence says:

    My sincerest heartfelt condolences and prayers are sent your way in the passing of your Dad, Husband, and Friend.

    Prayers to you for Peace beyond our understanding. For Grace to walk each day in victory. And for Patience and Wisdom in knowing your path to follow.

    God be with your heart and soul …… may his Spirit live eternally in your good memories of him. And in the Eternal Rest he has been granted

  20. Todd Pfingsten says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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