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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.
Wanted to expend my sympathy to the thorlakson family. ralph& Judy Thomasson
judy Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
Tom was good friend and I'm sorry for your loss.
Pandy Byron Hemsher Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy is with the Thorlakson family. I will never forget the warm smile and sweet disposition of 'Uncle' Tom. He was kind and gracious to a rather nervous California girl who knew very little about farming and even less about North Dakota. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know such a hardworking dedicated family man. I will never forget his laughter at me bottle feeding a calf or how welcoming he was whenever I visited. Sending love and prayers to family and friends. Crystal Jean
Crystal Jean Gray Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of loss. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.
Cody Steele Family Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
Tammy I am so sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your family and memories bring you comfort at this time. I truely believe that your loved ones are around you after leaving this world. Just watch for signs that meant something to him. My sympathies to you and your family.
Kathy Bushy Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss Tammy, Josh and Jeff. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Richard and Jean Elke Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
To the Thorlakson family all my prayers and sympathy to all of you. God Bless
Sandra Boschee Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
Rest in peace, Tommy....
Garnet Furstenau Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss! Tom was always a very pleasant person!
Allen & Cindy Anderson Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
Tammy & Family, We are sad and with heavy heart to hear of Tom's passing. May those that surround you provide comfort, strength, love ans support through this difficult time. May the memories of the hunting and camping trips bring smiles, laughter and even some tears. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Don & Michelle Murray
Don & Michelle (Hardy) Murray Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM