Thomas “Tom” Neisen, age 73, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, husband of Marion, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Austin, Minnesota with interment in Calvary Cemetery in Austin.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. all at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Austin.
Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.
Thomas “Tom” Raphael Neisen was born on January 31, 1945, in Austin, Minnesota. He was the son of Raphael and Frances (Raker) Neisen. Tom was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth both at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. He received his education in Austin and was a graduate of the Pacelli High School Class of 1963. Tom furthered his education at the Austin Community College where he received his Associates Degree and attended the University of Minnesota.
Tom entered the United States Army National Guard in 1965 and served in the National Guard until 1971.
On April 16, 1966, Tom was united in marriage to Marion Anderson at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. This marriage was blessed with two sons, William and Bryan. Tom and Marion resided in Austin for 36 ½ years and later moved to Hutchinson in 2008. Tom and Marion shared 52 years of marriage.
Tom was employed with Austin Utilities as an Operator in the Generation Department. He retired in 1990. Tom was a member of Austin American Legion Post 91. He was also a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
Tom enjoyed anything that involved mechanics, motorcycles, snowmobiles, drag racing, etc. He and Marion also enjoyed traveling together and playing cards. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends and cherished every minute he got to spend with them each year at Leech Lake.
Tom passed away peacefully with family by his side on July 5, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 73 years. He will be dearly missed by many.
Tom is survived by his:
Spouse, Marion Neisen of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, William Neisen and his wife, Kayla of Hutchinson, MN,
Bryan Neisen and his wife, Amy of Waverly, MN;
Grandchildren, Carter Neisen, Ella Neisen, Colton Neisen and Dustin Henke and his wife, Melissa;
Great-Grandson, Jackson Henke;
Sisters, Beverly Helfritz and her husband, Robert of Austin, MN,
Ruth Paulson and her husband, Wayne of Austin, MN;
Brothers, Jerry Neisen and his wife, Liz of Orange Beach, AL,
John Neisen and his wife, Ann of Austin, TX;
Sister-In-Law and Brother In-Law, Arlene Kelly and her husband, Mike, of Coon Rapids, MN;
Nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Tom is preceded in death by his: Parents, Raphael and Frances Neisen; Mother In-Law and Father In-Law, Alvin and Wilma Anderson.