Tom Redmond

Tom Redmond, age 61, of Turtle Lake, died Jan. 21, 2014, in Turtle Lake.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Turtle Lake, with the Rev. Sondra Krogstad officiating. Interment will follow in the Turtle Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be today, Jan. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Turtle Lake.

Thomas W. Redmond was born Aug. 14, 1952, in Devils Lake, the son of Lee and Elizabeth (Niclai) Redmond. He attended school in Mohall and graduated from Mohall High School in 1970. Tom continued his education at Minot State Teachers College, where he earned a teaching degree in 1975. He taught school in Flasher, Aneta, and Gwinner.

Tom was united in marriage to Gayle Hofer on Aug. 19, 1977, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Turtle Lake. They lived in Aneta for a short time before making their home in Turtle Lake. In 1980, they were blessed with a daughter, Sonja. Tom and Gayle purchased the Pla-Mor Lanes in Turtle Lake, which they owned and operated until 1985. Through the last 28 years, Tom was employed with Bis-Man Security at Falkirk Mine, West-Lite, the ADM canola plant near Velva, Data Drive Thru in Turtle Lake, and most recently Western Lighting in Turtle Lake.

He was a past member of the Turtle Lake Jaycees, the Turtle Lake Ambulance squad, and served on the Community Memorial Hospital board of directors. Tom was a very faithful member of the Turtle Lake Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as fire chief and secretary/treasurer. He also served as the building inspector for the City of Turtle Lake for several years.

Tom enjoyed bowling and his tenure as golf instructor for the Central McLean Cougars golf team. He also enjoyed attending sporting events. His favorite saying at ball games was “Call it both ways!” Tom’s family meant the world to him and he loved them with all his heart. He was very proud of his daughter, Sonja, and his grandson, Redik. Tom was always willing to help and support anyone in need and rarely asked for anything in return.

He is survived by: his wife, Gayle Redmond, of Turtle Lake; one daughter, Sonja Redmond, of Bismarck; one grandson, Redik Glaser, of Bismarck; three sisters, Kathy (Regi) Johnson, of Minot, Mary (Barrie) Kelly, of Nevada, and Margie Mizeur, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one brother, James Redmond, of Australia; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clarice and Marvin Hofer, of Turtle Lake; a sister-in-law, Connie (Bruce) Neumiller, of Turtle Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and one sister-in-law, Karen Lelm.

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