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Thomas Youngerman

August 17, 1966 - March 14, 2018

Prayer Service - Sunday

March 18, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Sunday

March 18, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Monday

March 19, 2018
- 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

March 19, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Thomas Youngerman

August 17, 1966 - March 14, 2018


Thomas Martin Youngerman passed away March 14th, 2018 from complications of a nearly life-long battle with Diabetes. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and under the care of the team at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.

Tom was born August 17, 1966 in Minot, ND to George and Joan (Deplazes) Youngerman. He enjoyed many sports throughout his school years, but he especially enjoyed Martial Arts. His skills with many Martial Arts weapons was very well know state-wide. Tom graduated from UND with a dual major, Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics. His career started right after graduation with Simplex Grinnell (Tyco). Tom loved his job and earned great respect for his abilities. He was involved in many state of the art electric and safety systems including the state of Illinois’ first keyless jail, the Target Center in Minneapolis and he even signed off on the blue prints for the electrical and safety designs at the new Sanford Hospital in Fargo, where he spent his final days.

Tom was forever thinking of ways to redesign and improve virtually anything, from can openers to personal flight suits. He spent the last couple of years working on Raspberry Pie computers. He loved sharing his tech ideas with his nieces, nephews and his many friends at Davita Dialysis. Tom looked forward to his dialysis days and always had his “daily joke” for his nurses, who he affectionately considered his friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents Leonard and Dorothy Deplazes, Dewey and Laura Youngerman and his daughter Kelsi. He is survived by his parents George and Joan (Deplazes) Youngerman, sisters Christine (Keith) Scott and Paula Youngerman, his incredibly handsome brother Glenn (Jen) Youngerman, his son Jordan and daughter Katelyn Youngerman and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tom will be remembered as someone who was incredibly intelligent and enjoyed life. Tom never complained about his illness. He was prepared and forever offering to help anyone in need. His concern about fire and safety was evident to all who knew him. He will dearly be missed.
His goodbye words to everyone would be “be safe”.


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26 responses to “Thomas Youngerman”

  1. Doug and Carol Youngerman says:

    Godspeed Tom rest in peace.

  2. Jodi Deplazes says:

    Prayers for healing so sorry for the loss of Tom 🙏😢

  3. Mike Connor says:

    Our sympathy to George, Joan and all of Tom’s family….while never having met Tom know that he was a good man after visiting with Joan while she worked her special talent at both Sts. Peter & Paul and the Sons of Jacob cemeteries….know that both George and Joan were very proud of Tom and all his accomplishments….may he rest in peace under the watchful eye of our Lord~~~~Mike & Ellen Connor, Starkweather, ND

  4. Amy Bachmeier says:

    Rest In Peace, Tom. I have many fond memories of you. I wish I could attend the funeral. Sending prayers of peace to the entire family.

  5. Joe Lowery says:

    So sorry to read this – our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Joe and Shelly Lowery

  6. Debby Steadman says:

    God be with you until we meet again for you and your family. You are always in our thoughts and prayers Aunt Joan and Uncle George. We love you Debby and Kerry Steadman

  7. Norma Timms says:

    George and Joan and family..so sad to read of your sons death.
    He sounded like such a special intelligent man, and thought of others in spite of being so ill himself. Your time with him these last years Joan
    Leaves you with so many special memories to cherish
    Norma and Bob Timms

  8. Julie Tank says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  9. Weyburn & Mae Niewoehner says:

    Our deepest for your great loss.

  10. Dale and Virginia Davy says:

    George, Joan and Family. So sorry to hear of Tom’s death. Our prayers are with you.

  11. David Tobin says:

    George, Joan, and family
    I was only around Tom short periods of time in his childhood when we visited North Dakota relatives. I remember him being very intelligent and funny. May your fond memories of him bring peace to you and help lift the sadness from your hearts.

  12. Dennis Neameyer says:

    So sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we can’t be there with you. Donna and Denny Neameyer

  13. Mike Racine says:

    George, Joan, family and friends; my condolences to you all on the passing to Tom. I remember fondly his passion of martial arts which translated to my friends and I such that we spent many, many hours together in Shotokan practice during our high school years, and beyond. We also had a shared love of science and what a great impact he made. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Paul Engeldinger says:

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to George, Joan and the rest of the family. I’m so sad to learn of the death of Thomas. My hat is off to Joan who made many journeys to Fargo to help Thomas. God bless and keep you. God make His face shine upon you. God give you His peace.

  15. Michael Vande Voort says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Tom for a little more than 10 years. He was always trying to find a better way to do everything. The things I will always remember, are Tom’s propensity towards teamwork, his awesome sense of humor, and his infectious smile. So sorry for his family and friends to have heard of his passing. He is missed.

  16. Cheryl Bouchez says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Youngerman family. My prayers are with you.
    Tom was an important person in my life who opened the door for my career path at work which has allowed me to reach the position I hold today. I will always be thankful to Tom for his support and belief in me.

  17. Emery and Annette Mears says:

    Our condolences and prayers are with you.

  18. Michael Swiecicki says:

    Even though Tom had to deal with a few very big challenges, he was one of the most positive people I ever met. I had a chance to work and travel with him. It was a privilege!

  19. Don LeRoy says:

    I had the distinct privilege of hiring Tom and subsequently working with him for many years in the Peoria, IL office of Simplex and later Simplex/Grinnell. Tom was a great friend above all else, and he always had solutions rather than problems, in fact problems always inspired him to create solutions. Tom was an innovator and a high thinker but he also cared about people, I mean all people. Tom always brought a feeling of respect and caring to any situation or circumstance.

    At the very core of any conversation you would have about Tom was that he was a good, kind, and caring person. God rest your soul Tom, you will be missed by many and we are all a little better for having known you.

  20. Mary Case says:

    I pray God’s peace and comfort over you, George and Joan, and all your family.

  21. Deacons Mike Hall and Linda Liebert-Hall says:

    Lord Jesus Christ, receive Tom into your heavenly kingdom where sorrow and pain is no more. Embrace George and Joan, and the entire Youngernan family, in your loving arms giving them comfort at this difficult time. Amen. Sorry to learn of Tom’s death. Mike and I will continue our prayers for your family.

  22. Dan Gauvin says:

    Tom, you will be deeply missed by all of is in the Simplex family. Remembering your passion, hard work, and friendship will keep us all going until we meet again. God Bless you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  23. Linda Young says:

    My condolences to the Youngerman family. I worked with Tom for many years, always a gentle and kind soul…. Favorite memory… Halloween he and his friends dressed up as KISS. They were awesome…looked like the real deal.. blowing fire in front of our office. He will be missed

  24. Tim Noll says:

    So sad to hear about Tom’s passing. Tom was a tremendous co-worker and friend at the Peoria, IL Simplex office. “Go rest high on that mountain for son your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a shouting love for the Father and the Son” I pray that God’s loving presence and peace surrounds the Youngerman family.

    Tim Noll

  25. Scott Nielson says:

    My sympathies to the Youngerman family. I worked with Tom for a few years as he was our “technical support” for the Green Bay, WI SimplexGrinnell office. My favorite memory was a trip we took up to NMU in Marquette, MI. It turned out to be a “dog and pony show” where we didn’t secure the business… but we made a detour on the way home to my cabin in Iron River, MI. We enjoyed a few hours of fishing before he headed home. I don’t recall the details but while fishing he tried to explain some sort of “better mousetrap” and all of it was over my head :). I’m very sad to learn of his passing.

  26. Lou Galante says:

    Tom, you made a difference in the fire safety world! Many who don’t know you are safer today in the many buildings your engineered life safety systems are installed in. I had the great pleasure of meeting and working with you. Thank God for that!

    Be Safe young man!

    See you in the next life!

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