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Dear Classes of 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 2014 and 2016:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Tom Toulouse on Tuesday, Dec. 10th.

Tom was the father of Molly Toulouse ('80), Laurie (Toulouse) Jung ('82), Michael Toulouse ('83), Lynn (Toulouse) Swenson ('85), and the late Bart Toulouse ('79) and Matt Toulouse, as well as the grandfather of Molly Swenson ('14), Annie Swenson ('16), Sam Swenson ('22) and Matt Swenson ('22).



Tom Toulouse, 86, Fargo, ND, died on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center. Thomas Dean Toulouse was born on November 11, 1933 in Oklee, MN to Tom and Aldia (Gibeau) Toulouse. He attended grade school and high school in Oklee, served in the army and then completed barber school in Minneapolis. On September 7, 1959 he married the love of his life, Ann Regan, in St. Thomas, MN. They lived in Golden Valley while Tom barbered until 1962, when they moved to Moorhead and Tom opened Tom’s Barber Shop at Brookdale Shopping Center. Tom barbered for 20 plus years in Moorhead, then switched careers and went into advertising specialty sales with Vernon Company until he retired in 2012 at the age of 79. Tom and Ann raised six children. Tom was a talker - his favorite thing was to be in a room full of people he did not know, but the problem was he knew everybody. He loved to visit, tell stories, play pinochle and watch and study sports. In his youth, he was a gifted athlete, playing basketball, football and baseball. Tom was a devoted grandfather and he thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandkids sporting, theater, dance and music performances. Tom is survived by his wife, Ann, children Molly (Gail Geisenhoff), St. Paul, MN, Laurie (Rob Jung), East Grand Forks, MN, Michael (Robin), Indianapolis and Lynn (Todd Swenson), Fargo; five grandchildren, Ethan Jung, Molly, Annie, Sam and Matt Swenson. He is also survived by his sister, Janice Earl, East Bethel. He is preceded in death by sons Bart and Matt.

Visitation: Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 3-5 P.M. with a prayer service at 5, in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral: Monday, December 16, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Interment: St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.

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