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Thomas P. Jager

Thomas Phillip Jager, age 59, of Carrington, ND, died Monday, May 20, 2013, in his home after battling a lengthy illness.

Tom was born on October 9, 1953, in Devils Lake, ND, the son of Sebastian “Sy? and Christine (Sheile) Jager. He attended Catholic school in Devils Lake until his junior year, then moved to Medford, OR, with his brother, Bob and graduated from high school in 1971. He moved to Minnesota and started working as an auto mechanic. It was while working in St. Paul, Tom met his wife, Joanne Davis. They were united in marriage on September 10, 1983. They had 3 children and resided in Mounds View, MN until moving to Carrington in 1993. While in Carrington, Tom was a mechanic and general handyman. He was always willing to help anyone stranded or broke down, waking many nights and weekends often on his own dime.

He enjoyed working on classic cars, built and ran several derby cars, was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved camping with his family and friends, loved flying kites with his grandkids, and putting on an amazing firework extravaganza every 4th of July.

Tom will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Joanne of Carrington; daughter, Sara of Minot; sons, Andy of Carrington and Jake of Bismarck; three grandchildren, Lillian, Samuel and Izabelle Christine; three brothers Ed (Marsha) Jager, Robert (Judy) Jager, and Steve (Barb) Jager; one sister, Betty Vansteevort; one uncle, Matt Jager and one aunt, Ruby Gette; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


 

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM


Posted Condolences:

 

Name: Lisa Jager

Date: 5/24/13

Message: I am sorry I wasn't able to attend the funeral. I have been thinking about all of you this week. I have fond memories of Uncle Tommy and hope you find comfort in your memories.

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Name: Ron Toso Lincoln, ND

Date: 05-23-13

Message: My sympathy and prayers to the family of Tom. I knew Tom years ago in Devils Lake. Also have some good memories of times together. Tom had a good sense of humour. Peace and God bless his family.

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Name: The Kajune Family

Date: 05-23-2013

Message: We are so sorry for your loss. We never got to meet Tom but we've got to hear some pretty funny stories. Wishing everyone a peaceful heart, and hoping you know how much you are cared about and loved!

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Name: Mark Van Steenvoort

Date: 05/23/2013

Message: My prayer goes out for all of you today!! I wish I could have made it some how to be with you all. God is always with us and His love for us abounds even the more when we are in the valleys of our life. Love you all very much!!

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Name: John "Greg" Ivesdal

Date: 5/23/12

Message: I was deeply saddened in hearing that Tom had passed away. Tom and I were friends when we were growing up in Devils Lake. I will always have found memories of Tom and our times together. My deepest sympathy go to his family

John "Greg" Ivesdal
Asheville, North Carolina

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Name: Jamey and Brenda Weinmann

Date: 05/22/2013

Message: Sorry to hear of your loss Joanne and family, our prayers and thoughts will be with you all

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Name: Roger and Linda Lauckner

Date: 5/22/13

Message: Joanne,and families,..All our deepest sympathy to you all. Love and Prayers are with you. Friends. Roger and Linda

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Name: Ronnie w. Johnson

Date: 5-22-2013

Message: sorry for your loss

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Name: Chelee Finch

Date: 5/21/2013

Message: Joanne, Sara, Andy, & Jake, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to your family!

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Name: Lila

Date: 5/21/13

Message: I'm sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

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Name: Mo Thommes

Date: May 21 2013

Message: Jo,Sara, Andy&Jake Your Dad will be truly missed Fishing just won't be the same your in my thoughts and prayers I love you all we truly lost a good soul see you Thursday.

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Name: Diana Lilja

Date: 05/21/13

Message: God Bless all of you as you get through this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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Name: Robert hardy

Date: 5-21-13

Message: Sorry for your loss my thoughts go out to the whole family

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Name: Val Eli

Date: 5/21/13

Message: So sorry to hear about your loss JoAnn. Thinking of you.

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Name: Julie Diemert

Date: May 21,2013

Message: Joanne, So sorry to hear about Uncle Tommy ! I know he had been suffering for a while but still so sad! I don't know if I am going to make the funeral, I really would like to come. I just want you to know I am thinking about you guys!!!!!! Love Julie

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Name: Luke Meyer

Date: 05/21/2013

Message: Hey Joanne , Hard to believe Tom has passed. I am thankful to known Tom. All of you guys have always been family to me . I hope I can make it Thursday but if I can't I will continue to pray for everyone. Much Love Luke Meyer

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Name: bob jack

Date: 05-21-2013

Message: jo ,sarah andy jake bugger , im so sorry to hear about tom . i loved that guy ever since july 4th fireworks 2006. he was a blast to be around . shared alot of great times with him and you all . he was a great friend . and im really gona miss him . wish i had more time to get back to n.d. and see him . jodi and i thoughts and prayers are with you all . gona try real hard to make it up . miss you guys . andy my friend you take it easy ok . gona be up to see you all .. ya know im so glad i got to know you all when i did . i really miss your friendship . you all are true friends . love you guys

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Name: Lynnette Cook

Date: 5-21-13

Message: JoAnne . . . So sorry to hear about Tom. I will not be able to come to the funeral on Thursday, but I will DEFINITELY be thinkiing about you.
Keep the memories alive . . . . Love, Nette

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Name: Curtis Meyer

Date: O5-21-13

Message: Tom, What an interesting and smart guy, he helped me out on many things, from vehicle to house hold problems. Tom could figure out any thing. I always enjoyed our visits and Tom's fire work shows! We'll miss Tom. If there is anything that we can help out with, please let us know. Love, Curt and Gayleen

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Name: Sam Lura

Date: 5-21-13

Message: Jo- I love you very very much. I'm thinking of you always. You and Tom were been a big part of my life growing up. I will always remember and cherish memories of Tom.
I love you Joanne!

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Name: Nikki Rose

Date: 5-21-13

Message: I am so sorry to hear about your loss! You guys are in my thoughts! To Sara, Joanne & rest of the family I love you guys & hope you can find peace amongst all the chaos. Love you guys to pieces.

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Name: Cassie

Date: 5/21/13

Message: Sending our love and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you and give you strength.

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Name: Tracy & Shyanna

Date: 5/21/13

Message: May your family have peace in this time of loss.

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Name: Justin Jager

Date: 05/21/2013

Message: My thoughts are with you all.

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Name: Ed

Date: 21may

Message: I'm sorry for your loss, our hearts are with you.