May 15, 1932 – January 2, 1997
If you were to look for our Dad in Heaven
He wouldn’t be hard to find,
He would be the one to greet you first
For he’s a one-of-a kind.
He’ll be the one with the kindest voice and smile upon his face.
You’ll see Tom written proudly upon his shirt,
And he walks with confidence, strength and grace.
He’ll sit amongst the story tellers, for that’s what he does best,
He’ll tell about his life on earth, before he was called to rest.
Farmer, auctioneer, bus driver, mail man and so much more,
He strove to be his very best, even when the body was sore.
He’s with his parents, family and friends, embracing them tenderly.
No longer missing them and wondering how they might be.
He may be playing with some children, and if there sits one upon his knee,
He’ll talk about his grandchildren and the ones he didn’t get to meet
It was an honor to have known him as son, brother, uncle, husband, Grandpa and Dad,
For in him there was no equal, in our eyes he was the best one we could’ve had.
So, Dad you’re still special beyond compare, your heart was so kind and true,
We wish that everyone on earth, could have such a husband and Dad like you.
It’s been 25 years and we treasure the precious memories of you,
For today, for tomorrow and until our lives are through.
Forever remembered and loved dearly by your wife Joan, Patti (late Brad), David and Linda, Penny, and grandchildren Janessa (Jim), Jenny (Nick), Mikaela (Eric), Krista (Brandon) and great-granddaughter Quinn