Thomas Peter Vlaminck was born on March 3, 1949, in Marshall, to Gaston and Dorothy (Wambeke) Vlaminck. He grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School. Thomas moved to Duluth where he worked doing landscaping and managed a vending machine route. He was united in marriage to Cheryl LaBarge. To this union was born a daughter, Gina. Thomas later moved to the Twin Cities where he worked as a custodian at the airport. He lived in Waite Park for a few years. On April 16, 1992, he was united in marriage to Julie Houlding and they moved back to the Marshall area in 2004. Tom enjoyed doing crafts and vegetable gardening. He gifted many tomatoes to neighbors over the years. He was also very fond of cats, especially his pet, âBrandy.â For the last year, Tom has been living at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center and dealing with various health issues.
Thomas died on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Julie, of Marshall, daughter Gina (and Mike Ronan) of Two Harbors, mother Dorothy of Minneota, siblings Jim (and Marcia) of Minneota, Bill (and Mary) of Marshall, Pat (and Phyllis) of Porter, Bonnie (and Ed) Laleman of Minneota, Joann (and Fred) Grant of Rockford, IL, Judy (and Mike) OâNeil of Waseca, Ron (and Val) of Minneota, Mike (and Dawn) of Ghent, Rick (and Alanna) of Santee, CA, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gaston, and nephew Shea OâNeil.