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Thomas Gmahl, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 76 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

INURNMENT will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Mora.

Thomas Albert Gmahl of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the FirstLight Health Systems in Mora. He was 76 years old.

Tom was born May 1, 1940 in Brainerd, MN to Albert and Vera (Congdon) Gmahl. He grew up living on Gull Lake and later rural Brainerd where he attended Brainerd High School.

Tom met Joyce Black in California where he was serving in the Navy SeaBees. After his discharge, he returned home to Brainerd.  He married Joyce on June 27, 1964 at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie. Tom and Joyce had three children; Chris, Wendy, and Jeremy. He worked many years in construction for Arcon and Barton’s Sand and Gravel where he retired after 28 years. Tom also worked transporting Boatel houseboats around the U.S.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, old cars, and going to races. His treasures were his John Deere tractors, his 1952 Ford truck, and his 1946 Ford Sedan Delivery. Tom loved being outdoors. One of his favorite places to hunt and fish was Bena, MN where he hunted and fished since he was 11 years old with his parents, aunts and uncles, and later with his sons and friends. He also spent many winter weekends fishing on Mille Lacs Lake and Gull Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Vera Gmahl, his sister, Lou Koering, and brother-in-law, Bernie Koering, and one great niece Nicole (Black) Reed.

Tom is survived by his wife Joyce, his children, Chris (Jenni) Gmahl of Mora; Wendy (Kyle) Smart of Mora; and Jeremy (Holly) Gmahl of Cohasset, MN; grandchildren, Reed, Cole, Connor, and Carter Gmahl, Kaden, Jonah, and Dawson Smart, and Benson Gmahl; brothers-in-law, Marnel (Linda) Black, Marlen “Pug” (Nancy) Black, Denis (Shaleen) Black, Richard “Zeke” Black; sisters-in-law Jean (Bob) Markl; Jean Black; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


16 thoughts on “THOMAS A. GMAHL”

  1. I will always remember the days I went with my dad to visit gumor. We will miss him. Thoughts as always are with his family. He may be gone but will never be forgotten

  2. So sorry for your loss. Went to college in Mayville, ND with Chris and Jenni. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  3. I am so sorry on your family’s loss. Tom’s legacy lives through his family and their memories of him.

  4. Joyce, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging time. After winter is over I will come to Mora for a visit.

  5. Joyce and family…We are saddened to get word of this. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. How we miss being far away at times like these. May God bless each of you with peace.

  6. Dear Chris and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Sending prayers and peace.

    Tammy Fredrickson

  7. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you all and praying for you . Sending all our love.

  8. Joyce, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these sad times. Cherish all the memories as they will sustain you through the coming days. Kathy Brandt

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about Toms passing . What a great guy he was . I just loved listening to his story’s

    He lived a very interesting life ,all his hunting and fishing ,

    He enjoyed life to the fullest

    Tom you will be missed by so many

    Barb and Red

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