I was very sad to hear this news. My family and I lived next store to your family on Belle Plaine & Sacramento and we shared so many good times with your family.
Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that I have wonderful memories and a beautiful photo that he took while he was in Germany to help keep his wonderful spirit alive in my heart.
I'll remember Uncle Tom fondly. He was loving to my siblings and always had a smile, "lets go party" look on his face. When I knew him, I thought he was a cool dude. I'll never forger his tattoo parlor at the family parties or how he let me name is stone dog, "bloody face". May he rest in peace. Much Love to my family. -Jason Knill