Thomas O. Perrier of Rosemount, Minnesota, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 86 years of age. He, with the support of family and faith, fought a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease before he passes away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Katherine (Roach); brothers, Jack, Bill, Gene and Pat; and his sister, Mary “Sis”. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Sue. His children, Denny (Karen), Tim (Vickie), Andy, David (Patty), Theresa (Ross) Perrier-Opsahl, Christine (Brian) Bradshaw, Tom (Lisa), Mare (Scott) Elwood, John (Julia) and Michelle (Walter) Welzin. He will be deeply missed by his 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He graduated from Washburn High School in 1949. Tom was a hard workingman, employed with The Chicago and North Western Railroad for 39 years. He served in the Air Force. He was active in his church, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, and the United Transportation Union. He enjoyed wintering in Tucson, Arizona and traveling with Sue and friends. Tom was known for his goodness, big heart and winning ability to make anyone smile with a joke or kind word. He made everyone feel welcomed with his reassuring presence. He led by example teaching his children to travel through life guided by the golden rule…and to have fun while on the journey. He will be dearly missed. The family would like to thank his compassionate caregivers from Fairview Home Hospice: Angel, Ruth, Rob, Jason, Katie, and Amanda. Memorial mass will take place on March 15, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church 901 E 90th St. Bloomington, MN. Visitation will start at 10:00 am. Luncheon will follow the mass in the church social hall.
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