LIFE HISTORY FOR TOM THIMMESH
Tom Thimmesh, age 64 of Osakis passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 29 at his home in rural Osakis, MN.
Thomas Benjamin Thimmesh was born on April 30, 1943 in Osakis, MN to Anthony and Ann (Ridler) Thimmesh. He was a graduate of Osakis High School in 1961 and then entered the U.S. Air Force. After his time in the service, Tom returned and attended Alexandria Technical School, graduating with a degree in Fluid Power. He took a job in Anoka, MN working for Onan Manufactoring. On June 20, 1964 Tom was united in marriage to Patricia Hanson in Anoka. They moved to Osakis in 1974 and opened his own business called Tom's Power Shop. He later worked for Douglas Machines, Stub's Marine, Del's Electric Motor repair and Cowing-Robards. In addition, Tom never turned down projects brought to him by neighbors and friends and spent many hours working out in his shop. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria.
Tom was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed hunting each fall. He also liked to cut wood and do woodworking projects. Airplane shows and 'burger night" at the Walleye Lodge were other past times he enjoyed. His greatest pleasure however, was spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pat Thimmesh of Osakis; two daughters, Pam Buczak of Clitherall and Paula (Mike) Stark of Dayton; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Harold (Mary) Thimmesh of Fridley; sisters-in-law, Delores Thimmesh of Osakis and Linda Hanson of Sauk Centre; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Angela Kaufman; two brothers, James, Sr. and Frank Thimmesh; a son-in-law, Jeff Nord.
A Mass of Resurrection was held for Tom on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 1:30 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria with Fr. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Interment was at the Calvary Cemetery in Osakis with honorary pallbearers Mike Schluender, Dennis Traulich, Dale Haugh and Dean Kaufman. Active bearers were Jim Floy, Jason Cook, Mike Buczak, Jr., John Rolin, Quint Swedenburg and Dion Ford. A lunch was served by the church women following the services.
Arrangements were handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN.