|Thomas L. Hook, 49|
|Written by TRF Times|
Minot, N.D. - Thomas Lee Hook, 49, of Minot, N.D., and formerly of Thief River Falls, died Friday, January 20, 2006 at his home.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 24, at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot and on Thursday, January 26 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, beginning at 1 p.m.
Thomas Lee Hook was born July 29, 1956, the son of Aaron and Lois (Vadnais) Hook in Thief River Falls. He attended Viking Elementary School and Marshall County Central in Newfolden. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Viking.
In 1977, Tom married Margaret Docken. Together they had a son, Jacob. They were later divorced. In 1982, Tom married Nancy Fogarty and they had a son, Matt. They were later divorced.
In 1985, Tom met Michele “Mickey” Ranthum and her two children, Jennifer and Jeff. They were married on September 12, 1992 in Bemidji. Together they had a daughter, Amy. They made their home in Bemidji, until he was transferred to Minot in 1998. Tom drove truck for nearLy 30 years, spending time with various businesses that included North Central Jobbers and Wintersteen Trucking. For the past 15 years, he has worked with Johanneson’s Inc.
He was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 351 in Bemidji for 20 years and the World Walleye Association, where he served as tournament director for North Dakota.
Tom had a passion for the outdoors as he loved to fish and hunt. He had a great sense of humor and had the ability to light up a room with his presence. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. Even until the time of his death, Tom always put the well-being of other people first.
Survivors include his wife, Mickey of Minot, N.D.; children, Jacob (Breeanna) Hook of Fargo, N.D., Matthew Fogarty of Moscow Mills, Mo., Jennifer (fiance Dave Hoodie) Maki of Kelliher, Jeff Hall of Minot and Amy Hook of Minot; three grandchildren; father Aaron Hook of Viking; brothers, Gary (Janet) Hook of Woodbury and Steve (Sharon) Hook of Thief River Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Lois.