Thomas Aarsvold, 71, brother of area residents

Thomas Peter Aarsvold, 71, of Minneapolis, died on Monday, April 15, 2019, at “The Villa” Health Center in Minneapolis, where he had resided due to failing health.

He was born on Nov. 9, 1947, to Phillip and Joyce (Morrill) Aarsvold in Dodge Center. He was the seventh child of 12: Patricia, David, Jack, Steven, Charlotte, Sharon, Thomas, Christine, Clifford, Daniel, Theodore and Rebecca. He gained two more siblings, Mark and Tamara, with the marriage of Phillip and Violet (Brachvogel). He also gained a stepbrother with the marriage of Joyce and Norval Bacon.

He graduated from Faribault High School.

He worked in a bakery doing what he loved, making doughnuts.

On Sept. 26, 1969, he was united in marriage to Nancy Thraen. To this union a daughter, Delores, was born. They later divorced.

A daughter, Hailey, was born to Tom and Donna Eggert in 1994.

He is survived by his two daughters, Dee (Dan) Clark of Rochester and Hailey Olson of Northfield; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, David (Clara) Aarsvold of Dodge Center, Jack of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Char (Al) Hamm of Orlando, Fla., Sharon (Robert) Gangloff of Northfield, Minn., Chris (Woody) Laughnan of Rocklin, Calif., Dan of Spring Valley, Ted (Jill Anderson) of Grand Meadow, the Rev. Becky (the Rev. Rick) Senner of Howard, S.D., and Mark (Ruth) Aarsvold of Bastrop, Texas and many nieces and nephews and their families.

He is preceded in death by his siblings, Patricia Lenton, Steven Aarsvold, Cliff Aarsvold and Tamara Aarsvold; sister-in-law, Csilla Aarsvold and brother-in-law, Rod Lenton.

The family will be holding a prayer service and burial for him at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at South Zumbro Lutheran Church, 4830 120th Ave. SW, Kasson, MN 55944. Burial will be held at the church cemetery.

The Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes in Kasson is assisting with arrangements.