Thomas Remes, 71

Thomas “Tom” H. Remes, died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Cancun, Mexico. Tom passed away unexpectedly at the age of 71.

Tom was born on August 12, 1941, in New Prague to Leonard and Lorraine (Bauer) Remes. Graduating from New Prague High School in 1959, he then proudly served in the United States Navy. Tom married Betty Vlasak on June 16, 1962 in San Diego, C.A. Tom loved the water and also enjoyed reading history, photography, animals and traveling. But his true passion in life was his wife, children and grandchildren. For most of his life, Tom worked for Michelin Tire Company in the sales department.

Tom is suvived by his wife; son, Thomas M. (Heather) Remes, Shakopee; daughter Melissa Delk, Savage; grandchildren, Justin Delk, Benjamin Remes, Samuel Remes and Ethan Remes; brother, Dick Remes, New Prague; sister, Mary (John) Mahoney, Belle Plaine; and other relatives and friends.

Tom is preceded in death by an infant son, Mark David; his parents; and sister- in-law, Deanne Remes.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m., with a visitation one hour prior all at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation Services in Prior Lake. Urn bearers will be his children.

The Prior Lake Volunteer Honor Guard will provide honors at the services.

The celebrant will be Jean Breeggemann. A private family burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.