Thomas ‘Tom’ Altmann

NEW ULM — Thomas “Tom” Altmann, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2021 at the St. George Catholic Church in St. George. Burial will follow in the St. George Catholic Cemetery. The New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard will provide full military honors.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2021 at the St. George Catholic Church in St. George.

To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Angie Altmann of New Ulm; daughters, Wendy (John) Lasekan of Worthington, Ohio, Laurie (Tom) Bruels of St. George, Kim (Jack) Rademacher of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Jennifer (Jim) Furlong of the Carver; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Marge Willer of South St. Paul; sister-in-law, Marion Altmann of New Ulm; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eugene Jr., Jim Altmann; and beloved dog, Frank.

Thomas “Tom” Henry Altmann was born July 19, 1938 to Eugene Sr. and Bertha (Reimer) Altmann in New Ulm. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in New Ulm and started college. Tom was united in marriage to Mary Angelene “Angie” Arndt on September 29, 1962 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Owatonna. Shortly after marriage, Tom was drafted into the United States Army. The couple moved to Fort Rucker, Alabama for a couple years until Tom’s military career was complete. They returned to the family farm in Minnesota and Tom worked at 3M, Coleman, and Caterpiller. He also was a farmer and maintained an apple orchard.

Tom was very passionate about his apple trees and loved maintaining them. He also enjoyed gardening, woodworking, making furniture, and using black walnut in many of his creations. Many wonderful memories were made with friends and getting to spend time being a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Tom will be dearly missed by all that knew him. Blessed be his memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Guatemalan Mission or family wishes.