Thomas Carroll, of Foley, Alabama, formerly of Mora, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama. He was 70 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
INTERMENT will be at a later date.
Thomas Ernest Carroll, of Foley, Alabama, formerly of Mora, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama. He was 70 years old.
Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne; parents, Ernest and Marie; brothers, Dick and Ron; sisters, Sue and Barb.
He is survived by: son, Todd Newton; daughter, Jodi (Deane) Nelson; former wife, Faye Carroll; sisters-in-law, Shirley and Cherri Carroll; grandsons, Broderick and Dylan Nelson, Sam Newton; several nieces and nephews, other loving relatives and friends.
Tom Carroll passed away at his favorite winter place: “Bama.” It is time to put away the canning jars, sugar, potholders, and pectin. Dust off the cars and arrange them in the garage. Put the work boots in the closet, shut the power tools down, sweep up the wood shavings, his work here is done, but not forgotten. We are all so very thankful for all the beautiful furniture, the sweet-tasting jams and jellies, and fast rides in the car; but mostly we will miss those baby blues of his, and of course, his cooking- man, he was a good cook: stuffing, pecan pies, ribs, cream of chicken soup, sliders, gravy (yum, I’m hungry). We are going to miss him just as much as you all will. Thank you all for your support and well wishes. Our thoughts cannot express how much we love him and all of you.
The Family of Thomas Carroll
What I love and miss about Grandpa Tom was how competitive he was. When we took a trip to Alabama, he took us to a go-cart track and we raced go-carts for probably four out of the ten days we were down there trying to crash into each other and spin each other out. He won most of the races, of course. His marble game was also a favorite of ours: playing marbles every night while we were down there laughing, telling stories, and hearing old hunting and fishing stories. I miss you and love you very much.
What I remember about Grandpa Tom is how he would dress up as Santa Claus and have us grandkids sit on his lap and tell him what we wanted for Christmas and every year we would get what we asked for. He loved Christmas time: family getting together and talking about hunting, fishing, and the Vikings.
Love you Grampa always,
Grandpa Tom, I wish I had spent more time with you and Grandma Jo. You two were always wonderful to us whenever we were around. During hunting season, Grandpa would always roll in around 5:30 in the morning on his dump truck, scaring every deer in the area. I always wanted to get out there before him. Even though he always offered me a ride out there in his four-wheeler, I said, “I’ll walk. I’m fine.” I regret that now. But he got a deer every year and that was just fine for him. He always shared the most with everyone and made the best saltiest jerky ever. Not a day goes by when I do not think about all the Christmases we had together. The holidays will not be the same at all without you. You left us too soon and sudden, Grandpa. I know you, Susie, Barb, Dick, Ron, and Grandma Jo are having the time of your lives now. Miss you and love you bunches, Grandpa.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating. Music was provided by Donna Angermeier. Casket Bearers were Bob Reynolds, Jack Sigstad, Dennis Morgenweck, Bevan Beck, Jerry Christiansen, and Mike Osterdyk. Honorary Casket Bearers were Broderick Nelson, Sam Newton, Dylan Nelson, and Matt Putz. Burial was at the Lakeview Cemetery in Aitkin, Minnesota.