Tom Falk, 48, Maple Grove

Published 10:00 am Friday, March 14, 2014

Funeral Services for Tom Falk, 48, of Maple Grove, formerly of Albert Lea, will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate.

Tom Falk

Tom Falk

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at First Lutheran Church. Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea is assisting the family.

Tom left us unexpectedly at Maple Grove Hospital on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

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He was born May 16, 1965, in Albert Lea as one of three sons of Donald and Peter (Hoese) Falk. He graduated from Albert Lea High School with the class of 1983, and then obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in business from  University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

He married Cindy Nielsen Sept. 1, 1990, at First Lutheran Church and they made their home in Albert Lea.

From 1987 until 2007, Tom worked at Interstate Meats. From 2007 until his death he was employed at J&B Group based in St. Michael.

Tom was a great sports enthusiast. He passionately played and coached hockey. Enjoying a good game of golf with his family and best friends was his favorite hobby.

He loved music, especially country, with songs by Garth Brooks among his favorites.

He enjoyed taking walks, especially with his “special love” Cindy at his side. He loved keeping his family close; they all enjoyed being together.

Tom will be greatly missed by his family: wife, Cindy, and children Brady and Stephi of Maple Grove; parents Donald and Peter Falk of Albert Lea; brothers: Mark Falk of Duluth and Steve Falk of Albert Lea and his children Holly, Michael and Katie; father-in-law and mother-in-law Richard and JoAnn Nielsen of Albert Lea; brother-in-law Mark Nielsen and his wife Meri and their children Haley and Jake of Lakeville; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tom was well respected by his friends and co-workers and will be remembered as always being genuine. He showed love to his family every day, and was a great husband, dad, son, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.