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Thomas Juntunen

Thomas Michael Juntunen

January 6th, 1960 - August 26th, 2020
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Thomas Juntunen died on Wednesday, August 26 of natural causes. Thomas was born in Detroit, MI but called Hopkins, MN his childhood home. He met friends in high school that carried him into adulthood and beyond – including gaming friends, friends from the local science fiction fandom community, and eventually competitive bridge. He became a bridge lifemaster - an accomplishment, like many, that he could never quite acknowledge as the big deal that it was. He received a BS from Metro State University and a Masters in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Minnesota. He married Anna Bliss in 2001, Anna and Tom each having found a person who loved and accepted them for all they were and could be. His proudest accomplishment, though, the part of his life most dear, was his daughter. From the time he first held her tiny hand to cheering her on at circus to watching her take the car keys for the first time this summer to go hang out with friends – she was his greatest treasure. He will be remembered as a weather geek, a sharer of interesting tidbits that you may just need to know, a garden putterer, and a kind hearted soul. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Wallace Juntunen and Janet Juntunen, and is survived by his wife, Anna Bliss, his daughter Solveig Juntunen, Anna’s family (Carolyn, Pete, Joan, Jared, Emily, and Lauren), and many friends. There will be a private burial and memorial gathering at a later time. Memorials to the ACLU, the Sheridan Story, or donor’s choice.
Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
www.gillbrothers.com
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    Location
    Lakewood Cemetery
    Address
    3600 Hennepin Avenue
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408
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Mary, Lannell, Tom, Jeremy, Patty, Chris, Gunnar,

Posted at 03:01pm
As you grieve know that we are remembering you, honoring the memory of Thomas and sending you all our love.
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Matt Swanson

Posted at 12:24pm

Thomas' passing was devastating news. Please accept my sincere condolences.

A donation has been given to the ACLU in Thomas' name.
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Jill Peters

Posted at 02:00pm
Dear Anna & Solveig,
Many people feel The loss of Tom and are grieving. Tom made the world a better place. My Mom, Joy Peters, saw Tom at a bridge tournament some years ago. Mom said Tom was the nice gentleman she remembered from our teen-age years at Eisenhower High School. I am sorry for your loss. We are better people having known Tom.
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Wendy

Posted at 04:49pm
What a beautiful obituary. A donation to the ACLU has been made in Tom’s memory. May you experience God’s promised comfort through the love of family and friends.
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Michelle Krueger

Posted at 12:10am
Anna and Solveig,
We are stunned and utterly heartbroken to hear of the loss of your dear father and husband. Tom was a cheerful, kind and caring man and he has left the world too soon. Please know we are thinking of you and sending our love in virtual hugs and memory.
Hvil i fred!
Brent, Michelle, Sierra and Tora
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