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Thomas Felix Zaworski, 86

St. Cloud

January 23, 1928 - June 30, 2014

Tom Zaworski, age 86, of St. Cloud, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at his daughter's home in Emily.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday July 12 at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Foley Funeral Home Chapel, Foley. The Rev. Daniel Walz will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Foley Funeral Home.

Thomas Felix Zaworski was born January 23, 1928 in Alberta Township, Benton Co., to Felix and Adelaida (Lesnau) Zaworski. He married Clare Josephine Rahm on April 6, 1948 at St. John's Catholic Church, Foley. After the death of his father at a young age, Tom helped to support his family and started his career as a baker with Pete's Bakery in Foley. He graduated from Foley High School in 1946 where he lettered in football and track. Tom went on to manage bakeries for Cox's Bakery in St. Cloud, Wahpeton, and Fergus Falls. He returned to work in a local bakery until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed telling wonderful stories of his childhood escapades, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was fondly known for his warm "cat grin." Tom especially like spending time with his family. He was a wonderful father and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughters; Karen 'Punky' (Larry) Betts, Poquoson, VA; Janel (Dave) Kauphusman; Joni (Doug) Larson of Emily; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Clare Josephine, who passed on December 16, 2013, and his sisters and brothers: Lorraine Lewandowski, Elaine Hager, Ted Zaworski, and Morgan Zaworski.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on July 3, 2014
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