Thomas Wadding, 1945-2014

Published 10:04 am Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thomas “Tom” Dale Wadding, 68, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2014, at home in Las Vegas.

A short service will be at 1:30 p.m. May 17 at Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville for family and close friends. There will be time to gather with the family at the Emmons Legion from 2 to 5 p.m. following the service.

Thomas Wadding

Thomas Wadding

Tom was born on July 7, 1945, in Albert Lea to Dale and Alice (Jensen) Wadding. He married Lola Gavle at Emmons Lutheran Church and later divorced.

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Tom graduated from Emmons High School in 1963 where he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. He worked at Wilson & Co. in Albert Lea and then for First Bank in Minneapolis until he retired as vice president of accounting in the business loan department. When he was 50, he moved to Las Vegas where he lived happily until his death.

Those left to cherish Tom’s memory are his sons Tony Wadding and Tracy (Laura) Wadding; daughter, Amy (J.D.) Mooney; and grandchildren Michael Wadding, Samantha Wadding, Joseph Wadding, Truman Mooney and Sinead Mooney. Also surviving are his mother, Alice (Wadding) Rasmusson; brothers Den (Roxy) Wadding, Dale (Becky) Wadding and Nate Rasmusson; sisters Rosey Baggett and Annette (Jim) Thompson; along with many nephews and nieces.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Dale Wadding; infant brother, Ronnie Wadding; step-father, Neil Rasmusson and brother-in-law, Dave Baggett.

Even though Tom lived far away from his grandchildren, he was always interested in their activities. He also kept in touch with his mother and siblings and was thrilled when people came to visit him.

Tom was a very caring person.