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Thomas R. "Tom" Raden – Obituary

Name: Thomas R. "Tom" Raden

Age: 78

Born: 05-12-1939

Died: 07-28-2017

Visitation:
St. Mary Help of Christians, St. Augusta

Service:
St. Mary Help of Christians, St. Augusta


A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at St. Mary Help of Christians in St. Augusta for Thomas R. “Tom” Raden, age 78, of St. Augusta who passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. Reverend Robert Rolfes will officiate. Interment will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with full military honors.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta.
Tom was born on May 12, 1939 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to William and Hildegard (Yaeger) Raden. He served honorably in the United States Air Force. Tom married Marjorie Fogle on October 22 1978 in St. Cloud. He worked for 28 years at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, retiring as Training Director. Upon retirement Tom worked as a driver for Reach UP/Head Start. Tom was a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and Eagles Aerie #622.
He enjoyed golfing, cribbage, fishing, and playing “the game”. Tom especially loved all the time spent with his family.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; children, Dan (Mary Jo), Eagan, Scott (Pam), Sartell, Chris, St. Cloud, Carrie (Steve) Rugg, Miami, FL, Chad (Ian) James, Sonoma, CA; grandchildren; Megan, Ashley, Rachel, Allison, Ryan, Tianna, Cienna and T.J.; great-grandson, Maverick; sister, Joyce (Vic) Hengel; brothers, Jerry (Linda), Jim (Diane), Bill; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Carol Raden, Collette Raden and Rosie Faerber.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to be used in a donation in Tom’s name.

Guestbook for Thomas R. "Tom" Raden


Jeanne
August 1, 2017, 5:16 pm
"I don't even know what to say. The right words never are the right words, at a time like this. "So sorry" "A better place". None of these fit. Guess for now, I will say.....I love you Margie,Carrie,Steve,Chad,Ian,Allison and Ashley. Your beautiful memories will sustain you, and always remember Toms great smile and fantastic laugh!
Chuck Schoumaker
, CHS class of 1957
August 1, 2017, 6:08 am
Tom was one of the "Good Guys", will miss him as a friend.
Mary Beth Cochran
, Wapicada Golf Club
July 31, 2017, 2:24 am
We will all miss Tom. He brought smiles and laughter to the days he was here.
Kathy Williams
, Friend
July 30, 2017, 8:12 pm
Tom was a part of so many wonderful memories for me. I am so grateful to have had him for so many years as our bus driver. We loved him and so did the kids...from him walking into the classroom, sometimes as early as March, slapping a post it on the wall with a number announcing how many days left in the school year, to Tony, a little boy who wanted Tom to come and live in his garage. I alway knew, if I was getting together with Tom and Marge, I could look forward to a good time. He was a dear man and I will truly miss his resounding laugh. And to you, the family, we are so sad for your loss, our loss, because I know, all who knew him found a true and wonderful friend. Thank you Tom, "I guess I just miss my friend."
Michelle Bellamy
July 30, 2017, 6:17 pm
Tommy Ray will never be forgotten. We shared so many laughs. Thank you for being a great father, an amazing grandfather, and the most lively person I know. Love always, Michelle, Ryan, Mavelyn and Maverick (great grandson) #Govikings

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