Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday, June 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: A memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Anderson Funeral Home.
Thomas “Tom” Wellman, age 72, died Sunday, June 20, 2021 surrounded by his family at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will be Thursday, June 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. A memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Tom was born on June 22, 1948 in Anoka, MN to Harold and Lucille (Hunt) Wellman. He grew up in Anoka before serving in the U.S. Army. He married Gloria Loger on October 25, 1969 in Coon Rapids, MN. The couple made their home in Coon Rapids until moving to Canton, SD in 1978. Tom drove truck for the majority of his life. In recent years, he enjoyed helping the Van Den Tops’ during harvest.
Tom enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, plowing snow, driving his ranger, riding his motorcycle, mowing, animals, especially cats and dogs, and going out to eat at sit down restaurants. Tom never missed coffee with the guys and became a decent cook in his later years after learning from the food channel. He will be remembered as a generous man who loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gloria; children, Tara (Greg) Ekle and Waylon (Cary) Wellman; grandchildren, Hillary (Jason) Porter, Taylor Ekle (Andrew), Megan (Michael) Bentz, and Cady Haas (Evan); great-grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Aubri, Ava, Reagan, Braelyn, and two on the way; brothers, David Wellman and Jerry Wellman; sisters, Sue (Rick) Otto and Cheryl St. Aoro; along with numerous extended relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathy Holland; infant sister Diane Wellman; and in-laws, Leona & Richard Loger.
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My condolences to all of you. I have many fond memories of the times spent with Tom. He was most wonderful and caring. May the Love and Peace of the Lord be with you all now and always.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family 🙏
I’m so sorry for your loss may God be with you all thoughts and prayers for your family
I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you.
Gloria, Waylon, Cary, Tara, Greg & Family, We were so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a great guy and we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. God bless you. Love, Mick & Sonja
Gloria and family. So sorry to hear of your loss of Tom.Prayers for all. Mac and Carol McEntee
Well Tom your suffering is over and now you can be an angel n watch over your family. Sorry we can’t be there but our thoughts n prayers are with you n your family
I am so sorry for your loss! Tom was a great man. Never a dull conversation with Tom, he always put a smile on your face and tears in your eyes from laughter. He will be missed by so many. Many prayers and hugs from me here in Arizona! Thinking of you all in the days to come.
My deepest sympathy to Gloria and family. May our God give you all strength for the coming day.
So sorry for your loss.
Prayers for peace
So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed going out to eat with Tom and Gloria
I am so sorry to hear about Tom. Our families go way way back to all of us being kids. Snowmobiling with mom and dad. We could go on and on. Though words and stories can take away your pain, know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cherish the memories and keep each other close.
Tara, Greg and girls. Sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories during this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace.
I feel your pain and am so sorry for your loss, we grieve for ourselves and our loss of the ones we love. Not for the ones we have lost because they are in a far better place, surrounded by those they have lost and loved and we will all be together one day.
Waylon & family, So sorry to hear about your loss. I always remember your Dad as a big smile !, My sympathy to all !,