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Tom Thorlakson

May 21, 1959 — July 14, 2018

Tom Thorlakson, 59, of Hensel, ND passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Saturday, July 14, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND.

Thomas E. Thorlakson was born May 21, 1959 at Cavalier, the son of Erik and Joyce (Skaro) Thorlakson. He grew up on the family farm near Hensel, ND. Tom attended school at Hensel and Cavalier, ND.

On June 21, 1980, Tom married Tammy Nupdal at Mountain, ND. He worked for Nupdal Brothers Construction, dug graves for Jensen-Askew Funeral Home for 40 years, and also raised cattle. Things he enjoyed were camping with his family, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy; sons: Josh (Heather) Thorlakson, Cavalier and Jeff (Miranda) Thorlakson, Hensel, ND. He was especially fond of his grandchildren: Faith, Gracee, Ty, Kassidee, Emma; Zack, McKenzie, Bradley and his nieces: Hannah, Hope, and Hailey. Tom is also survived by his siblings: Kay (Tom) Lyshoj, Jim Thorlakson, Marty Thorlakson, Nancy (Mel) Martin, Connie (Keith) Johnson; mother-in-law, Donna Nupdal; brother-in-law, Terry (Janelle) Nupdal; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Scott) Berger and Kathy Thorlakson; aunts: Donna Slotto, Betty Riske, and Jeanie Markel; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Shirley.

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